Going Green

A look at how operators are implementing environmentally friendly programs
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As more FSDs jump from the polystyrene wagon with an eye on the ultimate waste-reducers—reusable containers—here are some tips from folks on the front lines.

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Through recovery, waste reduction and sustainability challenges, operators, particularly at schools and universities, are issuing mandates to reach a zero-waste goal.

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Deputy Editor Dana Moran, FoodService Director's designated green nerd, observes ways the National Restaurant Association Show could've upped its sustainability game...

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Despite the large amount of produce used at the entirely vegan Muse School in Calabasas, Calif., the great majority is consumed, and there is little spoilage.
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Alice Waters shares ideas on promoting edible education in schools.
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Researchers from the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota released a case study that develops a cost-benefit analysis of sustainable products and manufacturing processes.
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All eyes in the food industry, whether in the restaurant world or noncommercial dining, are, it seems, turned to clean menu labels and sustainable dishes, but sustainability and social responsibility...
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While the Food Date Labeling Act as written only applies to consumer food products, it could have a trickle-down effect on other areas of the food industry.
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With big names partnering with energy providers through rebate programs, it could be prime time to catch some rays—but only if the investment fits.
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While May is the beginning of peak season for harvesting local produce, operators are finding ways to extend seasonality and local sourcing into cooler months.

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