One of our core beliefs at LeanPath is that we manage what we measure. It’s at the heart of our mission of making food waste prevention easy: measurement leads to understanding which leads to prevention. When LeanPath was founded in 2004, the concept of measuring food waste was largely a foreign one in many kitchens—that’s why we’re especially excited that last month, the Food Loss & Waste Protocol launched the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting (FLW) Standard, a first-of-its-kind framework designed to help organizations, nations, regions and other entities around the world report on food loss and waste.
Just last month the Norwegian University of Science and Technology released a study that compared the impact of collecting food waste to convert it to biogas (recycling) versus cutting food waste (prevention). A growing number of waste management plants in both the United States and Europe are processing food waste into biogas, which significantly reduces CO2 emissions when it replaces fossil fuels. But is this process a good long-term solution for the environment?
LeanPath is excited to offer our clients a new way to stay proactive with food waste prevention! Food Waste Alerts are instant notifications sent via email that are triggered based on specific parameters you choose. Check out the video below for a quick overview of what they are and how they work.
Editor’s Note: Victoria Rehkugler is a new Trainer/Coach at LeanPath. Based out of New York, she brings a passion for efficiency and resourcefulness to everything she does. She looks forward to continuing her mission of wastelessness by helping LeanPath clients maximize their food waste reduction results.
Isn't It Fun to Work With Food?
I’ve always found great pleasure and entertainment in the dining experience and sharing food with others. Like many people, that sentiment is what first connected me to the hospitality and foodservice industry.
First-of-a-Kind Program Provides Rebates to Install Food Waste Metering Systems in High-Volume Foodservice Operations
Portland, OR – October 5, 2015. Portland-based LeanPath, Inc. has partnered with Metro, Portland’s regional government, to provide an industry-first rebate program that assists foodservice operators in cutting food waste.