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Reducing food waste by changing behavior in the kitchen

Posted by Steve Finn, VP of Food Waste Prevention & Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on November 24, 2020

UK-based WRAP, the Waste Resources Action Programme, recently announced a food waste reduction campaign entitled “Wasting food: it’s out of date.” This is a highly visual effort to convey the scale of the food waste challenge through eye-opening facts (ex. the UK discards 20 million slices of bread daily) and the associated deep environmental, social, and financial impacts (ex. over 500,000 acres of land are unnecessarily used to produce the inputs for that wasted bread).

Building on WRAP’s Love Food, Hate Waste work, the idea is to further educate UK citizens on the severity of the food waste challenge and catalyze change at the consumer level, where 70% of the UK’s food waste occurs.

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Topics: food waste measurement, Kitchen Culture

Report: fixing the food system key to meeting Paris climate targets

Posted by Leanpath on November 12, 2020

According to a new report, the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors could drastically reduce their carbon emissions, but the world still wouldn’t hit Paris climate agreement targets because of greenhouse gases from the food system. A staggering reminder of the need to prevent food waste, among other food system improvements.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe, Food Waste News, Sustainability

Listen to Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman on the Nothing Wasted Podcast

Posted by Leanpath on October 30, 2020

Waste 360's Nothing Wasted Podcast sat down with Leanpath Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Shakman to discuss food waste as a "nexus issue": the fact that when you prevent food waste, you also prevent other bad things from happening. Food waste prevention reduces greenhouse gas emissions, it stops fresh water from being squandered growing food that only gets wasted, and it leaves valuable resources in the food system for those who are food insecure. It's a big deal. Hear Andrew elaborate on this and other topics. Go straight to the podcast here

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Topics: Sustainability

Boo your part to avoid spooky amounts of wasted Halloween candy

Posted by Julie Meyers Cracel /// Business Development Manager on October 29, 2020

Halloween candy has a way of sticking around long-past its one night of fame, wasting away in the pantry until you remember to toss it out. Here at Leanpath, we’re typically focused on preventing large amounts of food waste in big foodservice kitchens. But even we can’t stomach wasting candy. So we’ve pulled together some inspiration to encourage you to use up those remaining treats that you just can’t force yourself to eat.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Leanpath makes it faster and easier to cut food waste and costs with new suite of prevention tools

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on October 14, 2020

Leanpath is proud to announce the evolution of food waste prevention technology. Impact Suite is a powerful new set of tools that go beyond tracking food waste to actually guiding kitchens through specific actions to reduce their largest food waste issues.

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Topics: Food Waste News, Announcements