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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Top Three Restaurant Trends Driving Sustainable Practices

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Part of maintaining a successful restaurant operation requires keeping up with ever-changing trends that are driving the market. Just like in any industry, what is working today may change tomorrow, so staying on top of what consumers want is always a challenge. To complicate things, a lot of the trends that restaurant chains are expected…

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Six Ways to Minimize Waste on Your Construction Site

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As a construction professional, you know better than anyone that sustainable building practices are not just a passing trend. Over 30 cities, including Sacramento, Denver, and Atlanta require new buildings of a certain size to be built to LEED standards. As more and more cities adopt similar regulations for new construction, construction companies are going…

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2019 Restaurant Trend # 3: Transparency – Show Off your Progress

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Current trends that are driving the restaurant business like localization, being transparent, and participating in socially responsible programs aren’t always as easy to adapt to large-scale operations. Single location restaurants have a huge advantage when it comes to being flexible with their waste reduction, management, and recycling options – but that doesn’t mean that multiple…

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2019 Restaurant Trends # 2: Corporate Social Responsibility

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No matter the industry, corporate social responsibility is more important to consumers now than it has ever been, which is why it is the 2019 restaurant sustainability trend # 2.  People want to know that companies not only take care of their employees, but also take care of the people in the communities in which…

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Austin Passes City Ordinance for Food Waste Recycling

In response to the food waste epidemic in the US, Austin, Texas is the first city in the state to pass a local ordinance that prevents restaurants from disposing of food waste in landfills. This landmark ordinance in the capitol city is yet another significant step in reducing food waste state-wide. New Food Waste Landfill…

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2019 Restaurant Trend # 1: Farm to table Restaurants

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The “farm-to-table” concept in the restaurant business isn’t new, but it’s gaining popularity by leaps and bounds. It is the 2019 # 1 sustainable restaurant trend. Consumers like knowing that their food is fresh and free of pesticides, hormones, and additives. For a one-location restaurant, this is an easy enough concept to follow because their…

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Top 3 Restaurant Challenges for 2019: Solved

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The restaurant industry is becoming increasingly complex as overall awareness is beginning to take a more direct role in how consumers spend their money. The advent of social media and constant technological connections are changing the way anyone does business these days, and the foodservice industry is no exception. The most important challenges that restaurants…

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Quest Fleet Sustainability Program Case Study

Closed Loop Solutions For Fleet

One of Quest’s clients operates one of the largest commercial fleets in the United States. The company saw the need to improve the overall sustainability of their service vehicle, but needed help with designing and implementing a plan across the entire North American fleet. Thus, the client came to Quest to find closed-loop solutions within their…

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Mobile Fleet Services Challenges: Compliance

Mobile Fleet Compliance

With the flexibility of nimble, efficient, and on-demand maintenance available from the mobile fleet services industry providers – the days of fleet operations being tied to physical locations to have their vehicles serviced are coming to an end. The concept of mobile fleet services providers is a business model that is catching on with fleet…

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