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5 Simple Ways to Save Food

March 7, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Saving Food

About three quarters of this waste occurs before food is ever sold, during production, post-harvest, processing and distribution. The food we waste in our homes totals about 50kg a person each year, and rises to as much as 100kg a year in some wealthy countries.[read more]

Giant Gleaming Eggs Will Help Solve Urban Water, Energy and Waste Problems

January 3, 2014 by Tina Casey

Giant Eggs Solve Problems

Cities are takers: taking in energy and resources, while dumping out mountains of garbage and oceans of polluted wastewater. But take a look at the gigantic egg-shaped structures that dominate New York City’s Newtown Creek wastewater treatment plant, and you’re looking at a sustainable future.[read more]

Five Reasons Why 2013 Was Not a Waste

January 1, 2014 by Peter Lehner

2013 Energy Year


This year we saw a lot of smart, efficient solutions being put into place to cut waste in this country. We waste an awful lot of resources, including 40 percent of our food and more than half our energy. By continuing to push for efficiency, we can save billions of dollars.[read more]

Thought for Food: How to Change Wasteful Habits

November 30, 2013 by Katie Mandes

Take a moment to absorb this shocking statistic: 34 million tons of food in the United States is thrown away every year. Reducing U.S. food waste by just 15 percent would help feed an estimated 25 million Americans, or roughly half of those who don't have access to enough food.[read more]

What is a Low Carbon Food? [VIDEO]

September 28, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Low Carbon Foods

Food production, from the growth and harvesting of food all the way to it's transportation and consumption, results in a huge volume of greenhouse gases, but these vary greatly between foods. This video looks at what a low carbon food is.[read more]

Global Food Waste Explained, with Five Tomatoes [VIDEO]

September 19, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Global Food Waste

Food has a huge environmental footprint: 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of land use, 70% of water use and 75% of deforestation. The world produces enough calories to feed 14 billion people, but 800 million go hungry, and Food waste contributes to this problem.[read more]