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A Guide to Hot Composting: Turning Waste into Compost Faster   
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·17·23
The hot compost method is a quick and efficient way to turn your waste into high-quality compost for your garden. For faster composting, this guide covers all you need to know about hot composting and how to get started.   
14 Ways to Use Food Scraps & Reduce Food Waste
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·11·23
In our quest for sustainable living, food recycling saves costs and helps the environment. This article explores 14 ways to use food scraps. It also shares an overview of the benefits of recycling food scraps. 
Food Expiration Dates: Everything You Need to Know
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·21·23
Studies indicate that two significant factors on food labels impact consumer choices: food prices and expiration dates. This article explores the meanings and types of dating labels. It also examines the problems associated with food date labeling, resulting in food waste, and potential solutions.
Zero Waste Meal Prep - 13 Tips For Low Waste Meal Plans
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·23·23
Do you know that roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide goes to waste? When food goes to waste, energy, resources, and money also go to waste. You can reduce food waste through what is called zero-waste meal planning. Here's 13 tips to enjoy healthy meals with zero-waste meal planning and save money and time.
Food Rescue - Definition and 7 Food Rescue Organizations
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·05·23
Food rescue is an initiative that saves perfectly good food labeled as waste. Food rescue programs are designed to deploy various food reuse strategies to distribute food waste for consumption or a more productive end than simply ending up in the trash. This articles defines food rescue and highlights some of the organizations that redistribute […]
Ideas to Reduce Christmas Food Waste This Holiday Season
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
12·06·22
Christmas is a time for fun, family, and food. But what happens to all the food that's left over after the holiday? In the UK, households will throw out about half of the food they bought for Christmas and New Year's celebrations. That's a lot of uneaten food! Christmas food waste not only costs money […]
World Food Day: A Journey Towards a Hunger-Free World
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BY Chinny Verana ·
10·16·22
Celebrate World Food Day by understanding its history, importance, and the challenges it addresses. Discover crucial facts and explore various initiatives combating this issue. Learn how you can make a difference by supporting this worthy cause. Together, we can work towards a world with zero hunger.
How To Preserve Food At Home, Methods, Guidance, And Tips
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·09·22
When you know how to preserve food at home, you can eliminate food waste in your home, reduce your carbon footprint and help conserve agricultural resources. The goal of preserving food is not just to prevent spoilage but also to maintain its nutritional value and tastiness.
Can You Compost Rice for Sustainable Leftovers?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·09·22
Rice is a staple in many homes, so it’s no surprise that the question, “can you compost rice?” may pop into people’s minds. Even with the knowledge of composting, sometimes it can be tricky to identify what and what not to add to a compost bin. If you’re unsure what to do with leftovers of […]
#TRVSTLOVES - Solutions For Solving Food Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
09·28·21
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas, and inspiration from across the world that demonstrate how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. This time we’re looking at food waste and some of the inspiring yet perhaps unconventional ways to tackle the problem.
What Not to Compost? (and What You Can)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·17·21
With the right resources and materials, composting at home has become a straightforward process. Compost is an important ingredient that you can add to the soil to aid plant growth, helping your plants and garden to flourish. Below we cover what you can and what not to compost. Waste such as food scraps and yard […]
33 Food Waste Facts & Statistics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·12·20
Food waste may occur at any stage of the food supply chain, such as processing, retail, and consumption. It is, now more than ever, evident that food waste has become a global issue. Beyond the food product, we also waste resources such as fuel and water through the entire supply chain process. This wastage is […]
What Happens to My Recycled Food Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
Many of us find comfort in the vague knowledge that somewhere out there, someone is recycling our waste. But have you ever asked, “what happens to my recycled food waste?” Food waste is a major issue. Each year, people around the globe throw away vast quantities of food.
Compost Food Waste Instead of Throwing It Away
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
One of the best things you can do to live in a greener and more eco-friendly way is to compost food waste instead of throwing it away. Composting is far easier than you may imagine. Even if you don't have a garden or any outside space at all, there are ways to compost food waste […]
Innovations in Sustainable Food Packaging
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·27·20
On a global scale, we need a wholesale rethink of how we package most of our purchased food. Food packaging forms a major component of the waste from most households. According to the EPA, we can attribute almost 45% of the waste in US landfills to food and packaging. Many of those packages are food-related. […]
How Can We Convert Food Waste to Energy?
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02·09·20
So much of the food that we produce or consume goes to waste. In fact, 1.3 billion tons of food goes to waste each year and much of that will go to landfill. As a result, this food waste breaks down and produces methane and methane is far more damaging to our environment than CO2. […]
7 Urban Agriculture & Food Sustainability Projects
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·09·20
Many of us now share the goal to live more sustainably. Through the food choices we make, we can reduce our individual impact on our planet. Here we take a look at 7 food sustainability projects and how they show the way towards a more sustainable future.
4 Compelling Reasons to Recycle Food Waste
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·30·20
Across the developed world a great deal of us takes our food supply for granted. We have ample choice, supermarkets shelves are stocked full and a simple click later we’ll receive whatever our budget can afford delivered to our homes the next day. Given that we all will recognise at some point food needlessly going […]
12 Reasons to Buy Local Food
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01·26·20
Supermarkets offer variety and more importantly, convenience. However, this does not necessarily make supermarkets the right choice. With growing numbers of local producers and retailers, there are many reasons to buy local food. From fruits and vegetables to meat and dairy, local produce offers us something different to the products we can buy in a […]
Food Waste Quotes
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01·06·20
World hunger is on the rise, despite the work of people and organizations (such as the UN and World Bank) to tackle this problem. The global spending to make worldwide access to food possible reaches into billions of dollars. By looking at this problem, one could easily assume that there’s a shortage of food. But […]
Take The 30 Days Zero Food Waste Challenge
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·05·19
How much food do you throw out each day? Several studies have concluded that the largest amount of food waste occurs in households. Data shows that in the U.K., households generate up to 7.1 million tonnes of wasted food per year. In the U.S., a single individual could generate up to 219 pounds of wasted […]
9 Tips to Reduce Food Waste + Save Money
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·06·19
Estimates suggest that one-third of the food produced globally goes to waste. With food waste as a growing worldwide issue in mind, here are some tips to waste less food. Whether for great taste, nutritional value and healthy eating, or both, we all have our reasons for the type of food we consume. Once we’ve […]
How To Raise Awareness for Food Waste?
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05·08·19
Food waste is a growing problem with increasing populations and issues through the value chain. It's estimated a staggering 32% of the food that we produce in the world goes to waste. We can all play a part to raise awareness, educate and improve the status quo.
Why we need to think about reducing food waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
05·03·19
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, stories, ideas, and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. In this edition, we’re looking at creative and innovative ways in which we can reduce our food waste. South Korea leads with inspiring food waste initiatives South Korea’s food waste […]
Why Is Food Waste A Problem Across the Globe?
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04·17·19
One third of food produced globally is waste. Thats a big issue. Heres why and some ideas to help reduce the food we waste around the globe and how small actions can also help the environment.
Boroume: The Ultimate Recycling Model Combating Malnutrition in Greece
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BY Alex Theodoridis ·
01·24·19
Boroume (“We Can”) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece by directly linking all kinds of food donors and food donations to local charities.
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