Food Waste

George Washington University
Next in Tackling Food Waste: GW's Ellen Wang asks us to look at our own food waste. We might think that the garbage bin is the end of the story when it comes to food you're not going to eat – but there's more to to it than that.
Overflowing dumpsters

Here's an unpopular, but environmentally friendly habit that can prevent food waste and reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill: Dumpster diving. And, surprise! You might also make some money doing it. (Photos by Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
My partner and I have been dumpster diving for a little over a year now. It sounds gross — and it certainly can be — but we've found mostly benefits to this uncommon practice.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | GW Law School
People choose not to compost for a variety of reasons, however we have tried to rebut all the major arguments against composting to show you how easy and impactful composting is.
Northwestern University
In the Panamanian jungle, one community is using black soldier flies to eliminate food waste of all kinds. See how meat, dairy, and even bones are rapidly decomposed by specialized larvae. Kira Fahmy reports for Medill.

(Rescuing Leftover Cuisine)

George Washington University
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a New York-based nonprofit founded by Robert Lee, who was selected for the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 for social entrepreneurship.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
There's a lot to love about Trader Joe's, including their impressive food donation program, which benefits local communities of each and every store.
Female Black Soldier Fly deposits her eggs in cardboard. Photo by Gee W., 2013.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Undergraduate student Chris Hornsby ('19) studies black soldier fly larvae as a possible means of closed-loop waste processing and livestock feeding at Sewanee's University Farm.
The George Washington University
Where does all the food waste that we throw in the trash and discard really end up and how can we ensure that it will not go to waste?
The George Washington University
The Food Recovery Network, a nonprofit started by students at the University of Maryland, recovers unused food from university cafeterias and brings them to community members in need.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
As the population grows we are constantly asked the question of, how to manage our waste?

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