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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Are Rethinking Food Waste

 on Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every Friday TriplePundit will give you a fun, easy read on a topic you care about. So, take a break from those endless email thread and spend five minutes catching up on the latest trends in sustainability and business. These planters were 3-D printed using — you guessed it — food waste.Food waste is a staggering global problem: Roughly a third of the food produced for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted, according to the United Nations Environmental Program. Meanwhile, 805 million people around the world are estimated to be chronically undernourished. The juxtaposition is enough to put you off your lunch. We have a long way to go before we fully address this problem, but a select few companies are taking innovative approaches to cut those figures down to siz…