Food waste starts in our homes
There is a problem that not only affect ( name of a school) , but also almost every school in the country. It is the waste of food from the cafeterias. This is a really big problem because they throw away the food that hasn’t been even touched. It is estimated that Americans waste 27% of the food available. Even having people homeless or not having resources, they can’t receive that food because corporations are afraid of getting lawsuits if someone gets sick. This problem can have solution and companies could fight to find a way of making it easier, but they rather go through the safe side and throw everything away instead of thinking another way of reducing waste and helping people.
With cafeterias having massive quantities of leftovers, investors should take action and implement a program where these food can be reached to people that really need it. Just like in other major cities, where there are programs, so more people can get this food. In these programs some people are in charge of picking up the leftovers that are in good conditions and they take it in refrigerated vans so it stay fresh and take it to different places such as hostels where people with limited resources can go and take advantage of it. But this problem, not only doesn’t help people from starvation, but it is also affecting the environment because it generates pollution.
There are a lot of benefits for restaurants or companies that work with food because if the food is donated to non-profit organizations, it could be tax deductible. They can also save money because of the waste collection and disposal fees.
To achieve these objectives companies could apply the method FIFO, which consists of reducing waste by using the food that has been bought and use it until it is finished. For example if a restaurant buys 2 boxes of lemons every Monday, the restaurant should use those lemons until they are all gone, and not until they get other boxes. This is...