ReFED outlines first plan to reduce wasted food at scale with 27 action steps.
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The best food & waste news at your disposal

March 2016


Hi there,

We've just wrapped up our first month at Techstars, and it's been four, full weeks of incredible learning and fantastic mentorship. Our team of seven (we just hired a new team member!) is working hard to make the Spoiler Alert platform even better, and we have some big news coming up in May!

On the industry news front, ReFED (Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data) released the first ever national economic study and action plan driven by over 30 major stakeholders committed to tackling food waste at scale. The roadmap outlines 27 action steps and lists Spoiler Alert as a leading solution for donation matching software

Find the month's best food waste content and news below.


ReFED releases roadmap, 27 solutions to food waste


ReFED is a collaboration of over 30 business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing United States food waste. Twenty-seven solutions are proposed for food waste reduction, including 12 solutions for food waste prevention, 7 solutions for food waste recovery, and 8 solutions for food recycling. Download the full report for details.

Spoiler Alert featured in NRDC's onEarth magazine


Learn what happened to 4,700 pounds of strawberries on our platform back in December and how our platform can help find a home for surplus food, quickly. Read more here

Community-based projects target sustainable food systems


We visited the Center for Community Deliberation in Springfield, MA and Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod in March to learn more about their community-based intiatives around food security and sustainable food systems. Read the full recap here 

It's here! Watch the Spoiler Alert demo video


Curious how Spoiler Alert works? See what we can do for you. Watch demo video now

Refer an organization to Spoiler Alert

Know a food business, farm, or nonprofit that could benefit from Spoiler Alert?

Refer them here

The more users on the Spoiler Alert platformthe easier it becomes to recover otherwise wasted food. The larger our network, the larger impact we can all have on our community. Thank you for your help and support!


What we're reading

  • Researchers find tomato waste may be source of electricity | Waste Dive 

  • UK grocery chains pledge to cut food waste 20% by 2025 | The Independent 
  • A success story: Massachusetts Commercial Organics Waste Ban |

  • NYC will triple food waste collections in 2017 | Waste Dive

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