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On April 26, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council, ReFED, and World Wildlife Fund, released “Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill,” a report detailing how Congress should prioritize food waste reduction in the next U.S. Farm Bill.
New Data Will Serve a Critical Role in Helping Food Businesses Along the West Coast Reduce Food Waste
The Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment has released new data showing how much food is going to waste at area grocery stores, where it is ending up, and what the impacts are. The data identifies food waste “hotspots” within grocery retail operations and serves as a guide for implementing reduction solutions.
Walmart and Sodexo Join Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment to Help Cut Regional Food Waste in Half by 2030
Today, the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment (PCFWC) announced that Sodexo US and Walmart U.S. have publicly committed to support and work towards PCFWC’s goal to reduce and prevent food waste by 50% along the West Coast of the United States by 2030 as a climate change solution.
Glasgow, Scotland (November 6, 2021) — The Pacific Coast Collaborative announces the launch of the Low Carbon Construction Task Force
Glasgow, Scotland (November 6, 2021). North American Pacific Coast leaders launch landmark task force to advance low-carbon materials in buildings and construction projects The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) announces the launch of the Low Carbon Construction Task...
COP26 is an event that many experts believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control. We have less than a decade to prevent irreversible damage from our rapidly changing climate. The PCC is proving that regional governments taking leadership and working together on climate action is a powerful approach for regions all over the world to make the urgent changes necessary for a healthy, prosperous, and greener world.
What’s the most critical tool to fight food waste? Measurement. Without understanding where food is being wasted – and how much of it is being lost – it’s impossible to implement an effective food waste reduction strategy. That’s why the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment (PCFWC) Measurement Working Group is so important.
When food goes uneaten, the resources used to produce it go to waste as well – growing, cooling, processing, transporting, storing, cooking, and ultimately disposing of food all have an enormous greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) footprint, regardless of whether the food is actually eaten. Uneaten food in the U.S. is responsible for 4% of total U.S. GHG emissions – equivalent to the amount generated each year by nearly 60 million cars on the road.
Climate change has already caused unprecedented wildfires and intensified natural disasters on the Pacific Coast. Through the Framework for Collaborative Action, the PCC has charted an implementation roadmap to spur new coordinated work among PCC and other regional partners to add value to climate resilience initiatives.
Manufacturers’ Association Food Northwest Joins Pacific Coast Collaborative Effort to Cut Food Waste in Half, Underscoring the Need for Action across the Supply Chain
The PCC has announced that Food Northwest is the first industry association to join the West Coast Voluntary Agreement to Reduce Wasted Food to implement measurable action to cut food waste in half by 2030.