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Finding the Right Place for Food Waste

By master · March 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Seattle’s new food waste law came into effect this January. For those who don’t produce any waste, the new law prohibits food in commercial garbage,  now it has to make it into that green bin. The new requirement has now been effect for two months. In the lead up to the transition the City of Seattle made information available through the SPU website, mailings, and local billboards. New compost bins for the kitchen were available for residents at no cost.

You may or may not have heard the first steps SPU is taking to enforce the new requirement. Currently, violators receive a red tag on their garbage can and attention-grabbing move that caught the national media’s attention as well. The full story by KUOW is here. Beginning July 1st SPU will begin to fine violators starting at $1.

A food waste violation shared on Reddit


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  • 1 Rod Averbuch // Mar 3, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Fresh food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers.
    The new open GS1 DataBar standard enables new fresh food waste reduction applications that offer relevant, environmentally friendly and personalized fresh food deals.
    An example of such an application is the “End Grocery Waste” App. This GS1 DataBar based application encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that maximizes grocery retailer revenue, makes fresh food affordable for all families and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint.

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