Restaurant Waste: What Can You Do

Restaurant waste is an unfortunate side effect of the industry and if not properly managed, it can get out of control. There are a bunch of different ways restaurant waste can harm the restaurant it comes from, as well as the world around it. Letting food waste get out of control in your business has a direct effect on your bottom line besides, of course, the environmental impact. The USDA has reported that in 2010 alone, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food was thrown out both in residences and restaurants/shops. And the environmental effects are compounded because 84.3% of unused food in American restaurants is thrown out, not recycled or donated.

Are you aware that millions of people go hungry each year across the world, even though the world produces 17% more food per person today than 30 years ago? We say donate any uneaten food that you have. With all the food that restaurants waste, many organizations have also called on restaurants to use that food for a greater cause. As a result, some restaurants give their employees free food or donate food to shelters. There are even apps for that.

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