Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste

The “Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste” Practical Guide

This guide will walk you through seven steps for measuring food loss and waste (FLW) within your business, institution or organization and identify opportunities to start saving. Use our Business Cost Calculator to assess your FLW, get inspired by our partners in the case studies, and take action!

Use our checklist to track your progress and easily access the most appropriate section.

Practical Guide 2.0 Appendix to the guide Cost calculator

Case Studies

Bimbo Canada

Integrated Food Loss & Waste Assessment at Bakeries - How Bimbo Canada saves a lot of dough at its production facilities

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Preventing Food Loss and Waste with Partners Throughout the Food Supply Chain

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The Spent Goods Company

Beer -> Bread! Upcycling and Commercializing Food Waste

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Smithfield Foods

Going beyond diversion saves 3.8 million protein servings!

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San Diego Food System Alliance

Food waste measurement and consumer education in households: Save the Food, San Diego! EcoChallenge

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Recycle Leaders, Loop Closing and Soilful, Washington, DC

Food First: A Replicable Model in Washington, DC for Engaging Ward 7 and 8 Residents in Taking Action on Sustainability

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Los Trompos

United for efficiency and sustainability

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CEDO Centro Intercultural para el Estudio del Desarrollo de Desiertos y Océanos

Monitoring bycatch in the blue swimming crab fishery, Puerto Peñasco-Puerto Lobos Biological Corridor, Sonora, Mexico

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Central de Abasto – Mexico City (CEDA)

Understanding food loss and waste at the world’s largest market

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Important Documents

Webinar: “Food Loss and Waste: Why and How it Matters To You?”

March 31, 2021
12:00 -1:30pm (EST)

Companies, countries, and other organizations are increasingly realizing the importance of reducing and preventing food loss and waste. In conjunction with the release of Version 2.0 of “Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste: A Practical Guide”, join us for a panel discussion on why this issue is more relevant than ever. Presenters from across the food supply chain in Canada, Mexico and the United States share their experiences in tackling food loss and waste and answer your questions.

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