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Shades of gray emerge in restaurants’ claims of ‘sustainability’

Buzz words like green and sustainable attract customers to restaurants, but¬ fuzzy definitions¬ make for some confusing wiggle room.¬ A recent Washington Post article examines claims made by a Washington, D.C., restaurant and reveals some menu items are not as environmentally friendly as they seem. This case study of sorts reveals the challenges [...]

Food recycling mandated in San Francisco. How can you reduce food waste?

With an eye toward the ambitious goal of zero waste by the year 2020, the city of San Francisco has enacted an unprecedented food-recycling mandate. Restaurants, businesses and residents are required to separate food waste from other trash. The special food bins are picked up by city workers, who then compost the waste.The [...]