Consumer Brands Association, FMI – The Food Industry Association, and the National Restaurant Association make up the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), an industry-led initiative focused on reducing food waste by increasing food donation and sending unavoidable food waste to productive use (energy, composting) and away from landfills.
As industry leaders committed to improving our environment and our communities, the members of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance are taking on the challenges of food waste to shrink our environmental footprint, and simultaneously address hunger in America. We will achieve these objectives by addressing the root causes of food waste within our own operations and securing pathways to donate or recycle unavoidable food waste.
Lessons Learned from Fighting Food Waste
This guide is for anyone in the food industry who’s trying to reduce food waste. It’s a “What I Wish I Had Known” report, based on interviews with food manufacturers, grocers and foodservice operators. It consists of experience-driven advice about shifting organizational culture and human behavior to keep perfectly good food out of landfill. We interviewed 10 member companies of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance to get their best tips on how to successfully launch a pilot program to minimize food waste and sustainably manage it over time.