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Inside LeanPath: Meet Christy Cook, LeanPath’s New Food Waste Warrior

Posted by Janet Haugan, Vice President of Customer Success on September 25, 2017

Christy Cook recently joined the LeanPath team as an Account Director, where she is focused on delivering measurable food waste prevention for our strategic enterprise customers. Christy comes to LeanPath with a wealth of food waste and sustainability experience in the foodservice sector, and we recently sat down to ask her more about why this mission is so important to her.

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Technology Trumps Food Waste in South Korea

Posted by Brennan Hogan, Marketing Manager on May 29, 2015

* Content for this article was provided in part by the short film Wasted, by Karim Chrobog. Watch part 2 of the film here.

If you had to pay a fee for wasting food, would you cut back on what you throw out? South Korea bet on the answer being a resounding "yes," which is why it is now the country with the world's strictest food waste laws.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe, Food Waste Prevention Newsletter

Food Waste in Canada: Stats and Solutions

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on January 15, 2015

Canadians represent about 0.5% of the world’s population, produce about 1.5% of the food in the world, and purchase about 0.6% of the total food produced throughout the world. Unfortunately, they also wasted over 6 million tonnes* of food in 2009, equating to roughly 183kg per person, according to Human Activity and the Environment: Annual Statistics 2009.

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Sweden: A Global Leader in Reducing “Matavfall” (Food Waste)

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on September 26, 2014

* This post is part of an ongoing series, "Food Waste Around the Globe." To see all related posts, click here.

Sweden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report on the environmental impact of food waste, or matavfall, as it’s called there. Among the report’s topics are food waste definitions, statistics (by industry), and explanations of what’s being done to combat the issue.

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Food is “Too Good for the Bin” in Germany

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on August 10, 2014

* This post is part of an ongoing series, "Food Waste Around the Globe." To see all related posts, click here.

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Germany states that 1/8th of all groceries get thrown in the trash and each person throws out 82kg of food each year according to a study conducted by the University of Suttgart. The reason for why there is so much food tossed each year? Analysts suggest it is simply because people are detached from where their food originally comes from; not understanding the amount of energy and resources it takes to produce food.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe