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Want a cleaner kitchen and a cleaner world? Get a composter for your food scraps.

July 30, 2019 by


by Julie Compton Food waste stinks. It smells up the kitchen, attracts pests, and fuels climate change, constituting 22 percent of discarded municipal solid waste in landfills, according to estimates from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. According to Celeste McMickle, a composting educator and founder of Celestial Solutions, a sustainability consulting firm, composting plant-based […]

Canadian Walmart caught trashing unopened, fresh food and water bottles

October 31, 2016 by


There’s a staggering amount of food wasted every year by families, restaurants and grocers around the world. In the U.S., Feeding America estimates that 70 billions pounds of food is wasted annually—up to 40 percent of all food that’s grown and transported throughout the country. Walmart, one of the world’s biggest grocery suppliers (it’s number […]

In US, only half are aware of food waste as a problem

August 18, 2016 by


By Megan Scudellari An appalling amount of perfectly edible food goes straight from our kitchens into the trash. Retailers and restaurants are often blamed for excessive food waste, yet according to the US Department of Agriculture, consumers are primarily responsible: In 2010, consumers threw away two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds of uneaten food that […]

Italy Sets Example on Reducing Food Waste as U.S. Tosses $161 Billion Worth a Year

August 5, 2016 by


by Alex Johnson Italy adopted new laws this week to cut down drastically on food waste — the second such law in Europe, joining France’s. So what’s the United States doing to reclaim the 30 percent of its food that’s simply thrown away? Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval Tuesday to millions of euros of […]