One of the most common methodologies for quantifying sustainability is life cycle assessment (LCA). It can give businesses, policymakers, and consumers valuable data for understanding the environmental impact of industrial processes and systems.
Wasted food is a solvable problem, which is why a group of eight restaurateurs in Rochester, New York, met in November 2019, launching a unique, restaurant-led initiative designed by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I).
About a third of all food in the United States never gets eaten. The result is an estimated $218 billion loss to the U.S. economy each year, an enormous toll on the environment, and a missed opportunity to feed food-insecure communities.