We were featured in Boston Magazine, wrapped up our Techstars program, and moved into a new office.
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Spoiler Alert

The best food & waste news at your disposal

June 2016


 

Hi there,

Our transition into summer included wrapping up our Techstars program, being featured in Boston Magazine, moving into a new office, and launching our Enterprise offering.

We also attended the Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People Conference on June 27-29, hosted by the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, EPA, and Mass DEP. The conference was a great way to meet 350 changemakers in the food waste industry. More reflections to come next month.

Lastly, if you haven't already seen our new video about Spoiler Alert, watch it here

Spoiler Alert attends Maine Startup and Create Week 

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Spoiler Alert CPO & Co-Founder Emily Malina spoke on a panel about food waste at the Maine Startup and Create Week. We are currently building a bigger presence in the Greater Portland area, where a dozen farms and nonprofits are piloting our platform.

UN annouces global standard for food waste measurement

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A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste in early June. The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard) is a set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries, and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on, and manage food loss and waste.

Upcycled Eats: 4 Companies Repurposing Food Waste

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We highlighted four companies repurposing wasted byproducts for human-edible treats. Using “spent” grain from local craft breweries, ReGrained creates bars like Honey Almond IPA and Chocolate Coffee Stout to extend the life of the beer byproduct.

Cities transforming their waste streams and diversion rates

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Communities around the country are looking to recover the lost value in their waste streams. This is not limited to paper and plastics, but rather a comprehensive analysis of the most prominent landfill-bound items (including food waste and other organic materials). Check out these five cities that have been able to impact their waste diversion rates by implementing initiatives such as landfill bans, source separation incentives, and mandatory composting.

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

  • Can Walmart’s food labels help America’s food waste problem? | The Guardian

  • Why tackling food waste is a win-win for manufacturersWaste Dive
  • The reason we waste food is because we love our families | Huffington Post

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