A guy named Eben Bayer has been spearheading recent developments in the use of fungi for biodegradable packaging, housing and even meat substitutes! Although not explicitly covered in the linked blog post, fungi can be used to make packaging that is great for protecting glass or other breakable products at a competitive cost, while at the same time using a smaller carbon footprint to create the packaging.Continue Reading →
Thanks to David P. Hott from NCRA Board of Directors for this information:
Newly introduced in Congress, the Zero Food Waste Act would establish local programs in communities like ours that invest in preventing food waste and keeping it out of landfills. Food is too valuable to waste, and we need to take action now. Join me and World Wildlife Fund, and ask your member of Congress to cosponsor the Zero Waste Food Act.
The Zero Waste Food Act of 2021 achieves at least these goals:
- gets food into the hands of the food insecure
- gets compostable organics out of landfills, thereby reducing methane
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has retired from hosting a fantastic NPR radio show called Splendid Table. However, episode 570 from Thanksgiving, November 2014 offered some information about hunger. About 16 minutes into the episode, Lynne spoke with Author Elizabeth Royte on her (then) new book Garbage Land.Continue Reading →