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The British Government Just Rejected a Tax on Disposable Coffee Cups

Environment Minister Therese Coffey has rejected plans for a 5p charge on all takeaway coffee cups, which would have worked in a similar way to the plastic bag tax.
Phoebe Hurst
11.2.16
food waste
food waste

Walmart Stores in Canada Found to Be Throwing Out Tons of Perfectly Good Food

Every year, Canada wastes $31 billion worth of food, much of which is retail fruits and vegetables that are just not pretty enough for picky consumers.
Nick Rose
11.1.16
environment
environment

The Government Says Our Halloween Pumpkins Are Destroying the Environment

Rather than focusing on "industry," which is responsible for 91 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, the US Department of Energy is focusing on the waste caused by carving jack-o-lanterns.
Alex Swerdloff
10.28.16
waste
waste

These Zero-Waste Cocktails Are Made with Old Pineapple and Used Coffee Grounds

An average bar throws away up to eight bags of organic waste a night. London bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage want to change this by reusing cocktail ingredients normally thrown in the bin.
Laura Foster
10.19.16
food waste
food waste

A New Website Lets You Buy Buffet Leftovers for Dirt-Cheap

At any “normal” restaurant you might be considered off your rocker if you were to order a scoop of mashed potatoes, a slice of tiramisu, three garlic shrimp, three pieces of California roll, two baby back ribs, and some brisket. But at a buffet, all of...
Hilary Pollack
10.14.16
food waste
food waste

How Ugly Emojis Are Helping Fight Food Waste

A Maryland-based start-up has launched the world’s first “ugly” fruit and veg emojis as a way to get consumers used to eating blemished produce.
Phoebe Hurst
10.10.16
future of food
future of food

The Plastic Wrap of the Future Will Be Made Out of Milk

We'll be eating our food packaging within the next few years.
Drew Lazor
10.7.16
future of food
future of food

This Machine Is Turning Food Waste Into Organic Produce

"If you can’t measure something, you can’t change the behavior behind it. The awareness around food waste is a good step, but the next question we have to ask is, 'why?'"
Jelisa Castrodale
10.4.16
WTF
WTF

The Future Is a Restaurant Apocalypse and I’m Armed and Ready

In 2050, chefs are going to have to change their menus and their dishes constantly, and there will be no safety net for a lack of creativity.
Matt Orlando
10.4.16
future of food
future of food

Why It’s ‘Phenomenally Easy’ to Solve the World’s Food Waste Problem

"Through our daily choices, we can change the food system from what it is at the moment, which is the single most destructive process that humans have done to the planet.”
Daisy Meager
10.4.16
future of food
future of food

This Nonprofit Is Feeding Ugly Vegetables to Hundreds of People Every Day

LA Kitchen transforms fruits and vegetables that are normally thrown away into amazing, balanced meals. In the process, they are changing the lives of their staff made up of mostly ex-convicts, recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, veteran...
Javier Cabral
10.3.16
food waste
food waste

Millennials Are to Blame for Australia’s $10 Billion Food Waste Problem

According to a new report, Australia wastes up to $10 billion AUD worth of food annually—and the worst offenders are those midweek takeout-ordering, food fad-following Millennials.
Phoebe Hurst
9.27.16