California has launched a new annual campaign to fight food waste.
Food Waste Prevention Week is from March 5th to March 9th. The state partnered with the Ad Council to launch Savethefood.com. The site is educating Californians about their food consumption, food waste, and environmental impacts. These issues hit close to home for California as water shortages often plague the state. California also produces more than half the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables.
Savethefood.com estimates Americans waste 40% of their food, and 90% of people throw away food too soon! The prevention of food waste has both financial and environmental benefits.
“Prevention reduces the cost of purchasing, handling, and ultimately disposing of food that isn’t eaten. It also helps avoid the use of water, agricultural chemicals, energy, and other resources used to produce, process, transport, package, and dispose of that food.” – nrdc.org
Small steps can make a significant impact. Shopping wisely, proper portions, using leftovers, freezing foods, using items in your kitchen before going to the store, and checking if food is spoiled can all significantly reduce food waste. The state’s food waste prevention program is similar to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra.
The activities at the top of the Food Recovery Hierarchy have a more significant impact than those toward the bottom. The EPA says that most efficient method of addressing food waste is prevention.
The Food Waste Prevention Week campaign targets individual consumers. However, Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions can help restaurants, resorts, and other businesses involved in the transportation or storage of foods reduce their food waste and environmental impact.
Right now, Alhatti Private Christian Resort in California is utilizing the Aldelano Solar ColdBox. The Solar ColdBox is an industrial-grade, portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides an entirely renewable power source, refrigeration, and freezing capacity. Temperatures range from -10 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit within a 20ft or 40ft shipping container.
The Solar ColdBox allows Alhatti Private Christian Resort to utilize additional cold storage for their dining services. The Solar ColdBox ensures Alahtti’s freezers are never over packed and provides the resort with plenty of storage for food when they are at high capacity. The solar-powered unit also means the additional cold storage does not impact Alhatti’s electricity bill.
The Aldelano Solar ColdBox provides any business that requires the transportation or cold storage of foods with mobile, solar-powered solutions that reduce food waste. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions can also offer companies in California with clean water generated from moisture in the air. California often experiences droughts and water shortages. The Solar WaterMaker provides clean water options when water wells and other solutions are not available.
Fight food waste with Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions.