When you’re in the business of serving other businesses by providing a way to reduce food waste, you could say that here at Crisp, we take Earth Day pretty seriously. In fact, every day at Crisp is Earth Day.
Our team takes great pleasure in solving demand planning and forecasting dilemmas that businesses like yours need to reduce waste and to run your business more efficiently and effectively while increasing profits. On a day like today, and as food purveyors, we must take a step back and ask ourselves, “Are we helping solve or are we perpetuating the food waste problem?”
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an estimated 1/3 of all food produced globally is lost or goes to waste. This is very concerning on many levels but perhaps most of all, food waste levels continue to elevate while hunger around the world does as well.
On top of that, the impact on food waste in the world has a ripple effect that is too important to ignore. In fact, managing food waste could lead to more efficient land use, providing better water management which may result in a positive impact on the environment and our livelihoods.
How can our team at Crisp help you on Earth Day to start reducing your waste and your spending with a more nimble demand planning software?
In the US alone, food waste corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food. According to the Food and Drug Administration, wasted food is the single largest category of material placed in municipal landfills and represents nourishment that could have helped feed families in need.
And what about the resources that were used to produce the food that is sitting in landfills? Money that was used to pay for manpower, water and energy all represent resources that could’ve been spent more wisely and effectively, than to produce something simply destined for a landfill.
That means that your food business, whether you provide dairy, protein, fruit salad or chips and chocolate, you have an opportunity to help address the growing food waste problem and be part of the solution – now. Talk to one of our team members and let us help you get started today. The planet will thank you for it and you will be in excellent company!