Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

The 2018 U.S. Food Waste Summit: Our Reflections

Spoiler AlertJul 17, 2018

In late June, over 350 professionals with a vested interest in solving the United States’ food waste problem gathered at the Harvard Law School for the U.S. Food Waste Summit, hosted by Harvard’s...

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Topics: sustainability, policy

4 urgency drivers for unsold inventory management

Spoiler AlertNov 16, 2017

There is a common expression — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. When applied in business, the phrase can be used to justify maintaining the status quo and controlling new spending. Why invest in...

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Topics: unsold inventory, food brand, policy

Optimal times to re-energize sustainability initiatives

Spoiler AlertAug 9, 2017

Cutting costs, managing supplier relationships, maximizing customer value - food business executives constantly juggle numerous priorities to keep their company afloat. In this environment, some...

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Topics: sustainability, food brand, policy

4 takeaways from the NYC Food Waste Fair

Spoiler AlertAug 2, 2017

New York City is widely recognized for its size, rich history, diverse population, and perhaps soon - a strong commitment to food waste reduction. With a rapidly expanding residential organics...

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Topics: sustainability, policy

Championing Target 12.3: 6 global executives collaborate on food waste

Spoiler AlertJun 12, 2017

In September 2015, members of the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. Embedded in the ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ goal is Target 12.3, which...

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Topics: sustainability, food brand, Customer Spotlights, policy

WasteExpo 2017: Progress and innovation in food recovery and tech

Spoiler AlertMay 19, 2017

Last week, some 13,000 individuals convened in New Orleans for the 49th annual WasteExpo. The event, organized by Waste360, brings together public and private entities from the waste and recycling...

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Topics: policy

A Growing List of Food Waste Bans Across America

Spoiler AlertDec 9, 2016

Commercial food waste bans are sweeping the country, both at the state and city level, which means that big food businesses can no longer send their surplus food and organic waste to the landfill.

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Topics: sustainability, policy

15 Food Waste Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Spoiler AlertNov 28, 2016

Here at Spoiler Alert, we use Twitter lists to organize different types of audiences we want to engage with. You can do the same! As a sustainability professional, it can be tough to keep up on...

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Topics: sustainability, policy

Food Waste Reduction & Food Donation Resources for New England

Spoiler AlertNov 18, 2016

Currently five states have food waste bans, and with four of the five states located in New England (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont), the region is at the forefront of...

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Topics: policy

Food Waste: A Beginner's Guide

Spoiler AlertAug 9, 2016

Want to learn more about the current food waste landscape but don’t know where to start? Stay updated on the world of ugly produce, online awareness campaigns, and food waste legislation with our...

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Topics: sustainability, donation, policy