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Food Waste: Did You Know?

November 25, 2013

Food waste is a significant issue with both financial and environmental implications. According to the EPA, in 2011 alone, over 36 million tons of food waste were generated, with a staggering 96 percent of it ending up in landfills or incinerators. To address this problem, it is crucial to implement effective food management strategies and adopt sustainable waste solutions.

Reduce food waste by using these quick tips:

  • Lighten the Load: Minimize waste before it’s created by not over-purchasing. By only buying what you need, you’ll make less waste, save money, and operate more efficiently as an organization.

  • Safe Storage: Food can quickly turn to waste if not properly stored. Make sure you and your employees know sustainable waste solutions and proper preservation methods, including correct temperatures for specific food types.

  • Shrink Serving Sizes: If more and more uneaten food is getting tossed by consumers, consider reducing portion sizes to contribute to food waste reduction.

  • Inventory Sharing: Track your inventory in advance to see if food is going to go unused before expiration. If so, consider donating it to community food banks and shelters as part of food disposal services.

  • Eliminate Extras: Garnishes may be a nice touch but are simply unnecessary. While small, cutting a little from each place is a guaranteed way to see a reduction in food that ends up in the garbage and promote food waste recycling.

If you need assistance in managing food waste or any other waste type, consider reaching out to Hazardous Waste Experts. As a waste management consultancy, they specialize in eco-friendly waste disposal and can provide expert guidance. You can contact them to learn more about waste reduction techniques, sustainable waste solutions, and best practices for waste disposal in compliance with relevant regulations.

Call us at 888-681-8923 or contact us We can provide you with environmental waste solutions and guide you through waste disposal best practices in compliance with food waste disposal regulations.

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