How The Food Industry Can Reduce Waste

Food Industry Waste Management

The food supply chain creates a colossal amount of waste. Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food goes to waste. Fleets transporting food to distribution centers are running inefficiently. Recyclable packaging can be dismissed as “too expensive.” Refining Food Industry Processes for a Sustainability-Focused Future: An Interview with Ray Hatch from Quest Resource Management Group Texas-based Quest…

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3 Steps to Food Waste Reduction

steps to reduce food waste

In a recent study done by Unilever, results showed that 72% of diners care about how food waste is handled. 47% said that they are concerned enough about it that they would be willing to spend more money to eat at a place that actively tries to reduce its food waste production. We have put…

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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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Why U.S. Companies Are Rooting Out Food Waste

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…

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