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Google announces ambitious food waste goal, 10 million pounds already prevented with Leanpath

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on March 7, 2022

Since beginning our partnership in 2014, Google has prevented 10 million pounds of food from being wasted using Leanpath, the equivalent of eliminating 25,000 metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere.

Michiel Bakker, Google's VP of Global Programs, made the announcement along with news of the company’s ambitious prevention goal:

To protect our planet and keep it healthy, we need to collectively cut back on food waste — for us at Google, that means doubling down on our efforts to reduce waste in our kitchens and cafes. By 2025, we aim to cut food waste in half for each Googler and send zero food waste to the landfill.”

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Topics: Sustainability

New report reveals the real impact of methane—and food waste—on global warming

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on February 25, 2022

A new report from Stanford University says that the potency of methane as a contributor to global warming is being dramatically undervalued based on an “arbitrary and unjustified” measuring system put in place by the Kyoto Protocol.

The report is the latest in a growing chorus of international calls to put greater emphasis on reducing methane emissions to address climate change. This greater focus on methane, the primary greenhouse gas released from food waste, puts even more importance on the need to address the food waste crisis as a lever in combating global warming.

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Topics: Sustainability

Food Waste Quiet on COP26 Agenda, but Impact Can't be Overlooked

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on November 15, 2021

It’s been an exciting, and pivotal, couple of weeks as world leaders, policymakers, business leaders, and concerned citizens gathered in Glasgow for COP26 – the Conference of the Parties to focus global efforts on emissions reduction. And while we prepare to analyze the final outcomes of the sessions, the need to sharply reduce emissions across all meaningful contributing sectors is beyond question.

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Topics: Sustainability

Food waste tops list of highest impact college and university sustainability priorities

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on October 29, 2021

The U.S.-based National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS) put food waste as the top sustainability priority among a list of 10 pressing issues in their newly released Sustainability Guide. Recognizing the broad impact of addressing food waste, the guide states, “When the reduction of food waste occurs, climate change, water scarcity, and hunger are impacted, in addition to operational savings.”

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Topics: Sustainability

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste: a time to demand action

Posted by Leanpath on September 28, 2021

HubSpot Video

September 29 is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Leanpath is proud to have played a role at the United Nations in creating this designation, now in its second year.

In recognition of this important day, Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman offers a state of the global food waste fight in this two-minute video. Between one-third and one-half of global food production is still lost or wasted. At Leanpath we understand that the fight against food waste is winnable. We see it every day in kitchens around the world. 

But now is the time for broader action. Watch Andrew’s video for more.

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Topics: Sustainability