• Following the Food Waste Crumb Trail

    January 30, 2016

    It is no secret that we waste tons of food – literally tons. The EPA lists the US generating over 37 million tons in 2013 alone, and this number is very conservative1. Food waste occurs at various points in the value chain – production, manufacturing, retail/restaurants, and consumers. But this isn’t something new – unfortunately we’ve […]

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  • Corporate Readers

    February 10, 2016

    We hear a lot from the recycling, composting and sustainability world about why it is beneficial to be proactive and engaged in activities that will utilize our resources to their highest and best use. But what are main stream business leaders communicating in regards to sustainability? I decided to take a look at several influential […]

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  • Press Release: ReFED Food Waste Report Launch

    March 9, 2016

    RRS Joins ReFED to Launch Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste Report March 9, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), joins Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) in announcing the launch of the Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report outlining a path to cut U.S. […]

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  • Food Waste & Date Labels

    March 15, 2016

    Food Waste: What’s in a Date? Have you ever gone to pour yourself a tall, cold glass of milk, only to see the date stamped on the carton was two days ago? Has it gone bad? You do the sniff test – it smells okay. But are you going to get sick after you drink […]

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  • Food Waste – Ugly?

    March 16, 2016

    Who are You Calling Ugly? We’ve all seen the two-legged carrot, the bruised pear, the dimensionally-challenged potato. They’re the ones in the display bin that you reach past to pick up the ideal representation of produce perfection. The thing is, they taste the same, have the same nutrient content and deliver the same flavor punch […]

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  • Slide Deck: MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery

    March 16, 2016

    MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research Download Material Recovery for the Future (MRFF) slide deck that outlines the flexible packaging research being conducted by RRS for a collaboration of leading brands, packaging manufacturers and trade associations. Slide Deck PDF: RRS MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research  

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  • Food Waste – Donate or Not?

    March 21, 2016

    To Donate or Not to Donate? You wouldn’t think the question would exist: should we donate the food or send it to the landfill? Sadly, it does and there are several reasons that keep this question in the conversation. According to the ReFED: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste, liability concerns, fragmented regulation, handling/transportation/storage, and […]

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  • Food Waste, Composting, AD

    March 22, 2016

    Have We Reached the End? Even after prevention measures, donations for human consumption and recycling to animal feed, there will be food scraps. So why not simply ship the scraps to the landfill? “Food scraps that are buried in a landfill undergo anaerobic decomposition – as it decomposes it doesn’t receive oxygen and produces methane, […]

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  • Earth Day – Great Time to Review Communications

    April 22, 2016

    I’ve seen and heard of some pretty spectacular events hosted by communities, corporations and organizations all in the name of Earth Day (April 22). Why, there is even rumor of an RRS alumni that wore a soda can costume to promote recycling during a previous life in a community position. I believe there was also […]

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  • ReFED: Impact Investing in Food Waste Reduction

    May 26, 2016

    ReFED: Food Waste Reduction Report Featured in Investment Journal Reprinted with permission from the Cornerstone Capital Group: The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking, May 2016 issue. RRS President, JD Lindeberg, highlighted several solutions and investments from the recently published Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report in regards to food waste reduction and the […]

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