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Environmental impact of China’s food waste is equal to that of an entire country’s emissions

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on August 2, 2021

As awareness of the connection between food waste and climate change grows globally, a new report illustrates the environmental impact of China’s food waste in stark detail.

More than a quarter of food produced for human consumption in China is lost or wasted each year. The carbon footprint of that waste is equal to the entire emissions of a country the size of the United Kingdom.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Avoid food waste due to "mishandling"

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on July 23, 2021

Food is thrown away and wasted due to a variety of reasonsoverproduction, spoilage, expiration, and so on. At Leanpath, we use "mishandling" as a loss reason to define food that is unfit for consumption and must be thrown away due to improper handling during production. There are a myriad of examples of improper handling of food during production, but let’s focus on the most common occurrences I see in a kitchen and what you can do to avoid them.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

18 creative and efficient ways to repurpose fruit and vegetable trim

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on January 28, 2021

Peels, pulp, cores, rinds, stems. When you prep fruits and vegetables you end up with trim. And for the majority of kitchens using Leanpath, trim waste ranks as their second biggest source of waste (behind overproduction). But that trim doesn’t have to lead to trim waste. You can maximize usage of this product, making better use of your food spend along the way. Remember, you paid for that rind, so why just throw it out?

Here are 18 ideas to get better use out of that often overlooked and underutilized fruit and vegetable trim.

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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

4 tips to create a more food-waste aware menu

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on July 24, 2020

Restaurants deal with two primary costs: food and labor. In the current foodservice environment, kitchens have to get truly creative in order to meet the financial obligations of the business. Labor cost is and will always be a struggle to get a handle on. Too much labor and money is wasted, not enough and your business and customer satisfaction suffers.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Food Waste Strategies