March – April 2017
Did you know? Forty percent of the food produced in the United States is never eaten. The average American household wastes $1,500 on food waste per year. Nashville Mayor, Megan Barry, recruited some help from a local restaurant owner to lend a hand with her Food Saver Challenge, which combats the city’s food waste problem.
Jeremy Barlow, Manager of Sloco, a sandwich shop in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville, is helping fight food waste. “Sloco’s overall goal is to be a leader in driving food systems change,” said Barlow. “By eliminating food waste as well as the remaining trash through recycling, we can affect climate change, community budgets, pollution, hunger, socialization, fossil fuel depletion and the list goes on.”
Sloco is a no waste facility, even down to the compostable products their meals are served on. Barlow has a few tips on how readers can help the cause at home. He said, “Don’t worry about the date on the package, don’t over buy or over order, learn how to freeze, can or put up stuff you can’t get too, start a compost program in your yard and most importantly, be conscientious about what you buy, who you buy it from, and what you do with it.”
The CPT commends Sloco and their sustainable efforts. If you have a Good News story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: food waste, sustainability