Food Waste Blog | Spoiler Alert

2016 Global Sustainability Summit: Food Waste & the CSO’s Agenda

Hannah GeiseAug 24, 2016

Earlier this month, two of our co-founders, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, attended the Global Sustainability Summit in New Orleans, hosted by the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery...

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Food Waste: A Beginner's Guide

Hannah GeiseAug 9, 2016

Want to learn more about the current food waste landscape but don’t know where to start? Stay updated on the world of ugly produce, online awareness campaigns, and food waste legislation with our...

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Reduce and Recover: Harvard's Save Food for People Conference

Ricky AshenfelterJul 27, 2016

Last month, the Harvard Law School, along with the U.S. EPA, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and RecyclingWorks Massachusetts, hosted an event called Reduce and...

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Cities Working Towards Zero Waste

Hannah GeiseJun 27, 2016

Communities around the country are looking to recover the lost value in their waste streams. This is not limited to paper and plastics, but rather a comprehensive analysis of the most prominent...

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Upcycled Eats and Drinks: 4 Companies Repurposing Food Waste

Hannah GeiseJun 9, 2016

A sizeable amount of organic byproduct is generated in industries such as yogurt manufacturing, beer brewing, and fruit & vegetable juicing. In many cases, this “waste” is discarded, composted, or...

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5 Major Grocery Stores Embracing the Ugly Produce Movement

Hannah GeiseMay 29, 2016

Could ugly fruits and vegetables help solve world hunger? Recently, National Geographic explored how six billion pounds of U.S. fruits and vegetables go unharvested or unsold often due to looks,...

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Spoiler Alert joins Ocean State Job Lot for hunger relief program

Hannah GeiseMay 5, 2016

Our CEO Ricky Ashenfelter was invited to speak at the Ocean State Job Lot send-off event on April 26 to promote the company’s “Three Square Meals” hunger relief program to alleviate the problem of...

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National public service campaign launched to “save the food”

Hannah GeiseApr 28, 2016

Forget farm-to-table. 40% of our food follows a farm-to-landfill model.

A new ad campaign by the creators of Smokey the Bear (Ad Council) and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is...

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3 Surprising Statistics About the Environmental Impact of Food Waste

Hannah GeiseApr 22, 2016

There are obvious financial and social implications of wasting food, but oftentimes, the environmental impact of food waste is overlooked. We explore three statistics that highlight how damaging...

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What You Need to Know About the Tax Benefits for Food Donations

Hannah GeiseApr 13, 2016

In December 2015, Congress passed a permanent extension of enhanced tax deductions for food donations. When donating inventory of wholesome food to charity, Section 170(e)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code...

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