Food Waste Reduction Program Leads To Financial Gains

Food Waste Reduction Program

Food waste reduction could increase your bottom line. Manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants received a median return on investment of 1,300 percent when implementing food waste reduction programs, according to a report from Champions 12.3. The report, The Business Case For Reducing Food Loss And Waste, reviews historical data from nearly 1,200 business sites, from more…

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Quest food recycling Featured In The Huffington Post

Quest food recycling

In a recent article, Farm Animals Actually Eat People’s Leftovers — And It’s Good For The Planet, the Huffington Post explored the benefits of feeding unsellable food from restaurants and grocery stores to livestock. Quest’s Quest’s food recycling program was featured in the article. Quest Resource Management Group helps grocers and other companies reduce the amount…

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Social Impact of Food Waste

Issues surrounding food waste expand beyond the environmental impact associated with excess use of natural resources and emissions. With millions of Americans struggling to gain access to nutrient-rich foods —like fresh fruits, vegetables and meat — each day, food waste impact our society as well as the environment. According to Feeding America, 48.1 million Americans,…

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The Environmental Impact Of Food Waste

Environmental Impact of Food Waste

As millions of tons of food waste are generated in the U.S. each year, it comes as no surprise that the effects of this waste place a burden on our environment. The environmental impact of food waste is two-fold. First, with the use of resources needed to farm, process and transport food that will not be…

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Organics Recycling Case Study

organics recycling

Quest Client Achieves 99.99% Landfill Diversion of Organics With the help of Quest, one of the nation’s largest retailers has developed a strong sustainability program over the last decade that focuses on financial stability and environmental responsibility. The corporation set a goal to achieve zero waste across all global operations and has been working to meet the lofty goal.…

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Food Waste Feeds Animals

Food Waste Program

Each morning at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, staff and volunteers diligently prepare 300 pounds of food for the 32 tigers, lions and cougars that call the refuge home. Unwrapping marbled steaks and tender chicken breasts from store packaging, they place them in industrial-sized stainless steel bowls and pans. The scale of the operation is impressive –…

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Retail Food Waste White Paper

food waste white paper

Food waste has become a substantial issue in developed countries like the United States in recent years. It impacts the wellbeing of both consumers and businesses on multiple levels including financial, environmental and social. At Quest, we are dedicated to reducing waste by diverting food, among a variety of other waste streams, from our nation’s…

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Food Waste by the Numbers

food waste numbers

What is Food Waste? Food waste is one element of “food loss,” a measurable amount of the post-harvest food supply, which is not consumed for a variety of reasons. Food loss includes figures of loss from cooking, natural shrinkage, mold, pests, and spoilage due to inadequate climate control as well as food waste. The USDA…

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Direct-Feed Food Recycling that Works

Direct Feed food recycling

Located in Locust Grove, Georgia and spanning 250 acres, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization “dedicated to bringing children and animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service and a future full of hope.” With more than 100 different species Noah’s Ark cares for creatures big and small. The sanctuary…

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5 Grocer Benefits To Participating In A Food Recycling Program

Grocer Benefits to food waste recycling

Every day grocery stores generate large amounts of food waste – unsellable meat, seafood, fat and bones coming from either their food preparation department or pulled from shelves (because of looming expiration date). This material is routinely landfilled carrying with it an economic and environmental cost. If landfilled (where it then rots), these materials generate…

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