At the core of any community composting program is the principle of using previously wasted resources as community assets and reinvesting them back into the community that created them.
Articles: food waste (29)
About half of the food wasted in the UK is wasted in the supply chain, before it even gets to the shopping basket – about 7 million tonnes of it. That’s more than enough to end UK food poverty.
Excess fresh food is being provided to patients in the University of Vermont Medical Center’s methadone clinic. This keeps the extra food from being wasted!
It may seem counter intuitive, but the greatest single tool we have to reconnect to our soils is this waste itself.
“Neither food nor people should ever go to waste.”
Food waste is big news at the moment, as well it should be. According to a recent World Resources Institute report, approximately a third of all food produced for human consumption never gets eaten.
We challengers need ammunition: cookbooks of facts and arguments to commandeer in discussions about the future of food.
The idea behind TRJFP is to collect perfectly good food from grocers, farmers and businesses, that would otherwise be thrown away, and serve up gourmet meals to the community. Patrons pay using money, labor, or other social currency.
What I love most about this project is the way it delivers multiple benefits at once....bringing people together to solve communal problems in the most positive way, while also learning to view food as something to be celebrated, appreciated and shared.
“The value of an apple is much greater than the value of the compost that comes out of that apple. Our goal is to reduce, reuse, and recycle—in that order. Only after reducing waste should we think of recycling what is left over.”