The Green Economy Reports: Food Waste: Problem to Profit

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The Green Economy takes a look at ‘Food Waste’ as a growing problem that poses opportunities for grocery stores, hospitals, universities, and municipalities.

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Over the past 20 years or so, food waste has been exploding.

The food waste recycling industry is growing. Beyond its more obvious environmental impact, the industry affects the economy, creating jobs and savings that help waste generators as well as local and state economies.

The increase of urbanization has changed the dynamics of food waste. Now, large quantities of produce need to be transported, housed in warehouses, then stored in restaurants and grocery stores. Add in the increased time between picking and eating, and what you get is a solid waste stream that has been increasing by four percent each year.

“Over the past 20 years or so, food waste has been exploding,” said Michael Manna, Managing Director of Organic Recycling Solutions.

Food waste generators have to know their waste streams before they can reduce food waste. Understanding the waste stream opens up numerous opportunities for increasing efficiency and smarter purchasing.

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