food waste prevention

The George Washington University
Through research and actions, I've learned that it's actually in the best interest of local businesses to strive for a more sustainable business model. 
Planet Forward
In late summer 2018, 11 students from 11 different universities traveled with Planet Forward to Woodland, California, for a storytelling expedition about food waste reduction.
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 Senior 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.
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.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell 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
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.
George Washington University
The Compost Pedallers in Austin, Texas, started a creative initiative in 2012 that has helped increase awareness about composting, while lessening their city's carbon footprint and making it greener.
Grafitti Earth dining

Jehangir Mehta proves sustainable dining can be chic in the heart of Manhattan by pioneering zero waste restaurant practices and sustainable sourcing. (Photos courtesy of Graffiti Earth)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
Jehangir Mehta proves sustainable dining can be chic in the heart of Manhattan by pioneering zero waste restaurant practices and sustainable sourcing. 

Thousands of sea turtles are killed by fishing nets each year.

The George Washington University
Bycatch, a topic you are not likely to hear in discussions of wasted food, is the non-target marine wildlife that is caught in fishing nets or on fishing lines and is then discarded either at sea or at port.

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