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Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back


Study shows biogas from food industry waste can be profitable

In Sweden, researchers from Linköping University conducted a study that concluded that huge gains can be made by using waste from the food industry for biogas production, no matter whether the biogas is used in vehicles or to produce electricity and heat. “Much of the waste is used as animal fodder, and some goes to compost or combustion”, says Emma Lindkvist, doctoral student in the Division of Energy Systems, who also works at the Swedish Biogas Research Center, BRC, at Linköping University. T...
Tags: Sweden, Food Waste, Producer News, Biogas, Linkoping University, Emma Lindkvist, Division of Energy Systems, Swedish Biogas Research Center BRC, Linköping University They


Eating to Save the Planet Isn't Just About What I Eat—It's About What I Don't

In three weeks of eating a diet that was devised by scientists to sustain a planet with 10 billion humans, I’ve learned about my own relationship with food and the ups and downs of eating in 2050. This week, I looked in my fridge and realized there’s one thing I’ve really been struggling with.Read more...
Tags: Science, Food Waste, Eat Lancet Commission, Earther Is A Food Blog Now, Sustainable Diet


Restaurants could make £7 for every £1 invested in cutting waste, report reveals

Global study sets out how industry could make waste reduction pay, using data taken from across 12 countriesRestaurants can make a profit of £7 for every £1 they invest in cutting food waste, a global report reveals today, in findings that are hailed as proving the business case for stopping edible food from being binned.The study is based on research for Champions 12.3, a group of political, business, NGO and farmers’ leaders from across the world who have united to tackle waste, using data tak...
Tags: Environment, Global development, Food Waste, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability, NGO


8 of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat in their entirety

In the United States, approximately 40 percent of food is never eaten. Not only does this food waste damage your pocketbook, but it also has a major environmental impact. Changing your food habits is a great way to do your part in the battle against food waste. Shopping smarter, eating leftovers, improving food storage and donating to food banks are great ideas for reducing food waste. There is one obvious move you can make that many people don’t realize — you can stop throwing out parts of you...
Tags: Health, Food, Cooking, Design, Environment, Vegetables, Features, Fruits, United States, Fruit, Healthy Eating, Eating, Food Waste, Waste, Potatoes, Pumpkin


Potato peels offer a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials

Many of the typical building materials used in construction — like medium-density fiberboard (MDF) — contain toxic materials and formaldehyde, plus they have a shockingly short lifespan and a negative environmental impact. But now there is a new option to these single-use materials — potato waste. London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll as well as research scientist Greg Cooper have developed Chip[s] Board, which is a biodegradable alternative to MDF that is made from non-food-gr...
Tags: Design, London, News, Innovation, Green Building, Food Waste, Building Materials, Cooper, MDF, Greg Cooper, Nicoll, Green Building Materials, Natural Building Material, Potato Peels, Chip[s] Board, Rowan Minkley


Zero-waste packaging is coming to a freezer aisle near you

This past year, frozen food made a comeback thanks to healthier and tastier options hitting your grocer’s freezer, and the debunking of the myth that fresh is always healthier than frozen. For the first time in five years, the frozen food market has grown, and consumers are starting to see frozen products as a healthy option for easy meal prep. Now, one grocer is taking freezer food to the next level with bulk bins and zero-waste packaging. In recent years, frozen food companies have shortened ...
Tags: Food, UK, Design, News, Environment, Czech Republic, Plastic, Packaging, Food Waste, Reuse, Zero Waste, Frozen Food, Zero Waste Packaging, Globus Hypermarket, Packaged Food


9 sustainable living tips to take from our grandparents

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived in a simpler time, and we aren’t just talking about technology. During the Great Depression, many rural areas didn’t have running water or electricity, and things like proper refrigeration, freezers and air conditioning were a luxury. What’s more, big-box chains and massive supermarkets didn’t exist, and you didn’t have the option of throwing a pre-packaged meal into a microwave or hitting a drive-thru for lunch. Many modern conveniences are great, ...
Tags: Cooking, Garden, Gardening, Design, Environment, Features, Conservation, Recipes, Food Waste, Waste, Bright Ideas, Eco-inspiration, Sustainable Eating, Reduce, Strawberry Shortcake, Minimalism


Best of CH 2018: Link About It

Our take on the best thoughtful, eccentric and inspiring stories from the internet this year Beyond what we create ourselves at CH, we’re always reading, watching and viewing content from publishers we admire. Each day we share some of the internet’s best in our Link section. This year, we were enthralled by stories about space, climate change, cultural phenomenons, empowering displays of art, ghost stories and …
Tags: Food, Space, Science, Design, Internet, Climate Change, Film, Environment, Tech, Nasa, Culture, Pollution, Food Waste, Lgbtq, Ai, Linkaboutit


Indonesia unveils first zero-waste restaurant built with sustainably sourced materials

Eliminating food waste is an arduous task for restaurants around the world. But one new eatery in Bali, Ijen, has implemented various strategic methods to become Indonesia’s first zero-waste restaurant. In addition to only serving sustainably sourced food and providing leftover food scraps to local farms, the forward-thinking restaurant was almost entirely built with reclaimed materials. Ijen is part of the Potato Head Beach Club, which has locations in Jakarta, Bali, Hong Kong and Singapore. ...
Tags: Design, Indonesia, Singapore, Led, Unesco, Food Waste, Sustainable Food, Zero Waste, Jakarta, Sustainable Design, Eat & Drink, Eco Tourism, Potato Head Beach Club, Ijen, Sustainable Restaurants, Ijen Restaurant


Sort & Go Waste Bin

This simple design from Brabantia accommodates countertop waste and compost in a modern and discreet way. Topping out at six liters, the bin can be mixed, matched and combined with others in their line to create an organized system. It can also be wall-mounted or easily carried with its handle.
Tags: Design, Food Waste, Trash, Garbage, Brabantia, Countertop, Composters, Garbage Bins


Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn

Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK’s permitted recycling processPlastic traces in animal feed could pose a risk to human health and urgently need to be the subject of more research, experts have told the Guardian.Their comments came after British farmer Alex Rock contacted the Guardian, having noticed plastic shreds in his animal feed. Rock was told by the suppliers that this was a legal part of the recycling process that turns waste...
Tags: Health, UK, Environment, Society, UK News, Farming, Food Waste, Waste, Plastics, Alex Rock


This Simple Video Game Shows You How to Sort Your Trash

How many of us are guilty of throwing compostable chopsticks in the garbage? Or food-soiled aluminum containers in the recycling? A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has figured out just the way to help us get it right: a video game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Pollution, Food Waste, University of British Columbia, Sustainable Gaming


Swedish researcher lead work on using fungi on food waste

In Sweden, wastes become resources in the project Ways2Taste, where researchers at the University of Borås are developing methods for growing fungi on material that would otherwise have become waste. The goal is to produce climate-smart materials–including a whole new source of protein. The waste products used in Ways2Taste come from bakeries, ice cream factories, breweries, feed companies and food stores. They are divided into three categories: from relatively pure, such as day-old bread from b...
Tags: Sweden, Research, Fungi, Food Waste, University of Borås


6 environmental topics to spark discussion at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Nothing sparks political discussion and debate more than a family dinner during the holidays. In this explosive political climate, chances are the conversation will run wild during Thanksgiving even more than it has in the past. To give you some ideas for the upcoming holiday season, here are some environmental topics to help spur your political discussion while you enjoy your turkey dinner. Elections With a major midterm election happening just this month, politics will be a hot topic at T...
Tags: Family, Politics, Design, Thanksgiving, Climate Change, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Communication, Earth, Features, Policy, Current Events, Animal Welfare, Paris, House Of Representatives


10 ways to use up mushy, overripe bananas

Bananas linger on the counters of many kitchens throughout the world, because they are a perfect snack and a healthy companion to things like yogurt, peanut butter and cereal. But it doesn’t take long for them to move past peak ripeness and start getting covered in brown spots before turning black. Just because they are past their prime doesn’t mean that overripe bananas need to be tossed in the trash. To reduce your food waste, try some of these creative and delicious ideas for overripe banana...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Design, Features, Recipes, Baking, Food Waste, Bananas, Green Kitchen, Eat & Drink, Banana Recipes, Overripe Bananas, Mindy Segal


Prince Charles at 70: is this multimillionaire really a role model for frugality?

The heir to the throne insists on patching up his clothes, some of which are nearly 50 years old. Is he a poster-boy for the eco-lobby, or just a bit weird?Name: The Frugal Prince.Age: Roll on drums, playing of the national anthem, general bowing, scraping and curtseying … 70 today! Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Prince Charles, Food Waste


6 tips to reduce your foodprint while dining out

When you eat at home, it is relatively easy to make choices that will lower your ‘foodprint,’ because you are in charge of the shopping, preparation and disposal of all the food. But when you eat out at a restaurant or grab takeout, it is much more difficult to eat sustainably. To make it a little bit easier, we have put together six tips to help you eat green while dining out or grabbing something to go. Ask questions Ask your server about the restaurant’s sources. What farms do they buy f...
Tags: Food, Design, Restaurants, Usda, Features, Missouri, Fda, Food Waste, Waste, Sustainable Food, Leftovers, Carbon Footprint, Eat & Drink, Sustainable Eating, Farm To Table, Dining Out


“UPPRINTING FOOD” at Beijing Design Week 2018

Exploring the future of food analysis and 3D-printed meals in China and beyond Human-centered design and sustainability have rightly become global priorities. In China, more often known for its megacities and high-speed urbanization, these were core themes at this year’s Beijing Design Week (BDW). As global resources shrink and climate change will soon impact the way we eat, food becomes a key aspect of sustainable development—especially in …
Tags: Food, Design, Climate Change, China, Environment, Beijing, 3d Printing, Food Waste, Food Technology, Beijing Design Week, Elzelinde van Doleweerd, Beijing Design Week BDW


Oman building 4 biogas plants and tackling food waste

In Oman, Oman Environmental Holding Services Company, more commonly known as Be’ah, is building biogas plants that run on food waste. Four plants are being set up to use up about 560,000 tons of food waste, which will save the equivalent of about OMR56 million (about $145 million) in costs each year for its disposal. Fahad Ali Al Kharusi, head of Business Development at Be’ah told Times of Oman that studies are underway to determine how these biogas plants can exploit this organic waste in produ...
Tags: Oman, Food Waste, Producer News, Biogas, Business Development, Times of Oman, Al Kharusi, Be'ah, Oman Environmental Holding Services Company, Oman Oman Environmental Holding Services Company, Fahad Ali Al Kharusi


Austin passes law banning restaurants from throwing out food waste

Restaurants in Austin, Texas have revamped operations this week by adopting sustainable measures for food waste. According to a new law, which went into effect on October 1, local eateries must now dispose of waste in a responsible manner as part of Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO). The businesses are encouraged to choose from a variety of options, including donating unconsumed goods, sending leftovers to farms or composting organic waste in order to divert trash from landfills. Emp...
Tags: Texas, Design, News, Restaurants, Environment, San Francisco, Austin, Recycling, Food Waste, Zero Waste, Huffington Post, Composting, Eat & Drink, Austin Texas, the City, Landfills


Elzelinde van Doleweerd transforms food waste into beautiful, 3D-printed snacks

Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away every year — that’s approximately 1.6 billion tons of food annually, a statistic that’s projected to rise to over 2 billion tons by 2030. In a bid to fight the global food waste crisis, Eindhoven University of Technology graduate Elzelinde van Doleweerd teamed up with the China-based technology firm 3D Food Company to turn commonly wasted food products in China into beautiful and tasty 3D-printed snacks. Van Doleweerd recently unveiled h...
Tags: Food, Design, China, Gallery, 3d Printing, Netherlands, Food Waste, Vegan, Carousel Showcase, Upcycling, Eat & Drink, Eindhoven University Of Technology, 3D printed food, Beijing Design Week, Global food waste, Elzelinde van Doleweerd


New Technology Hopes to Transform the Food Industry

The food industry has garnered near universal flack for its lack of transparency, mistreatment of animals and environmental impact. Rightfully so in some instances, but technology hopes to alleviate the issues that some producers and consumers otherwise cannot avoid. Foodini, for instance, is a 3D printer that replaces typical plastic ink with edible ingredients, allowing home-cooks and chefs the ability to make an exact amount of …
Tags: Food, Cooking, Design, Tech, Farming, Food Waste, 3d Printers, Food Technology, Food Industry, Food Innovations, Foodini


UK's Co-op to ditch single-use plastic bags for biodegradable bags

A popular supermarket chain in the U.K. is taking a step toward bettering the environment by putting a stop to plastic waste. Co-op recently announced plans to use compostable shopping bags, which double as biodegradable bags for food waste, in all of its stores. The new bags will replace the old single-use plastic bags. Co-op is introducing the eco-friendly bags over the next few weeks. Stores in England, Wales and Scotland will receive the bags first, followed by outlets across the rest of th...
Tags: Co-op, Food, UK, Design, News, Shopping, Scotland, Environment, United Kingdom, Plastic, Asda, Biodegradable, Food Waste, Plastic bags, Plastic Waste, Kroger


New biogas plants using kitchen waste to power temple meals

In India, new biogas plants in all the gurudwara complexes in Delhi will be operational by October, thanks to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee which is setting them up and using kitchen waste and food waste as a feedstock for the biogas plants. “The committee had been facing various issues in waste management, but this waste would help in generating the energy good enough to cook the langar food in Delhi Gurudwaras,” according to DNA India. “For now the gurudwara are dependent on the...
Tags: India, Food Waste, Delhi, Producer News, Biogas, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, DNA India


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A Ndebele art-adorned BMW, "high" lobsters, NASA tech and more Senate and Public Domain Pros Reach Compromise on Copyright Issues Content companies (seeking stronger protections and arguably additional profit) and digital rights groups (vouching for access) haven’t been able to find common ground on copyright law for the past decade. Current law protects older songs—in some instances—for up to 140 years. Century-long protections for these …
Tags: Design, Coca-cola, Senate, Marijuana, Nasa, Copyright, Food Waste, Bmw, Irobot, Cbd, Lake Como, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Public Domain, Silversea Cruises, TSA Precheck


NASA Technology Could End Food Waste

“Hyperspectral imaging”—technology that allows someone to scan foods for imperfections, ripeness and contamination—will drastically cut the amount of waste in the food industry. Because photographs of produce can be used to determine problems, physical probing or complete destruction won’t be necessary. Thus, contaminated, unripe or imperfect foods can be spotted without ruining consumable ones—hopefully cutting back on our waste rate, which is at about 33% …
Tags: Design, Technology, Tech, Nasa, Food Waste, Linkaboutit, Food Shortages, World Hunger, NASA Technology Could End Food Waste


Mobile app Karma tackles food waste with discounted meals

The launch of Karma in Sweden has brought about a new way of fighting food waste. Since 2016, more than 1,500 businesses such as restaurants, bakeries, cafes and hotels as well as the three largest supermarket chains in Sweden have joined the battle to reduce the amount of perfectly edible food that is thrown away daily. The mobile app offers restaurateurs and retailers the opportunity to sell their otherwise wasted products at a fraction of the original price to hungry Swedes and now Londoners...
Tags: Food, Europe, UK, Design, London, News, Sweden, Restaurants, Environment, Supermarkets, Karma, Food Waste, Mobile App, Eat & Drink, Money Inc, Ståhlberg Nordegren


New study finds food waste will increase to 66 tons per second if left unchecked

A new analysis from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has found that global food waste will increase by more than 30% by 2030 if no action is taken. The figures themselves are even more alarming: a total of 2.1 billion tons of food is projected to be thrown away or, in the case of perishables, lost; this amount equates to a colossal 66 tons per second. Related: Dairy farmers’ excess milk gets a second life feeding the hungry Currently, about 1.6 billion tons of food goes to waste each year, which r...
Tags: Asia, Design, News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations, Un, Food Waste, FAO, BCG, Boston Consulting Group BCG, Ecolabel, Boston Consumer Group, Food Trash, Shalini Unnikrishnan, Unnikrishnan


Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second

New analysis warns food loss is set to increase by a third by 2030 unless urgent action is takenThe amount of food that is wasted each year will rise by a third by 2030, when 2.1bn tonnes will either be lost or thrown away, equivalent to 66 tonnes per second, according to new analysis.The report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) warns that the global response to food waste is fragmented and inadequate, and that the problem is growing at an alarming rate. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, World news, Global development, Food Waste, Food Security, Boston Consulting Group BCG