The Growing Trend of Zero Food Waste and U.S. companies

Food waste

We’ve become a throwaway society. Leftovers from a dinner out get tossed into the trash. Bruised or past due supermarket produce winds up in dumpsters and ultimately in our landfills.

There’s a growing movement to give “organics” a second life. The Zero Waste movement has taken on food waste and businesses and organizations are embracing this sustainability trend.

Here are some sobering facts about food waste:

  • Approximately 40 percent of our food supply is wasted. That’s more than 20 pounds of food per person per month – the equivalent of $115 billion per year!
  • Organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, the largest source of methane emissions.

Food waste is a large and growing problem. To learn more about the zero waste movement and some of the innovative companies that have embraced it, click here.

The Grocer – not just another reusable shopping bag

The Grocer 3

ADK Packworks’ “Grocer” is an innovative, sturdy reusable bag that stands up and stays open as needed.

Here in the U.S., and perhaps other places, we’ve become a throwaway society.  We use 100 billion plastic bags and 10 billion paper bags annually

There’s a steadily growing trend to ban or tax single use plastic bags. A number of countries have already banned their use. In the U.S. cities and counties in 13 states already ban them and many more are considering it. One South Texas town charges a $1 per transaction fee for plastic or paper checkout bags. In California, 62 cities and 8 counties have banned them.

Because of this, consumers are being forced to turn to reusable bags.

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