World Wildlife Fund developed the Food Waste Warrior Curriculum in 2017, launched as part of the Wild Classroom platform. The team piloted the lessons in multiple DC schools, helping each to run food waste audits and reduction efforts. In the process, we garnered several key insights on the challenges, complexities, and areas of opportunity for fighting food loss and waste in schools.
WWF is working to transform sectors where we see potential to make the biggest impact. It’s estimated that 40% of food waste happens in customer-facing businesses like restaurants, supermarkets and hotels. Hotels, which serve $35 billion dollars in catering and banquets each year in the US, are an ideal test bed to learn, iterate, drive waste reduction, and help reshape the food service industry as leaders in food waste reduction.
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