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    • 11th Hour (App)

      11th Hour app, which allows food and beverage (F&B) businesses to offer last-minute deals to customers. Merchants offer at least a 30 percent discount to draw more customers during lull periods of the day, or to reduce the amount of unsold food that would go to waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      www.facebook.com/get11thhour

      local

    • 222 Million Tons (App)

      No one wants to waste food, but how does one person get through a bunch of celery before it goes limp without getting sick of celery? It was that question which inspired us to develop the 222 million tons platform for the iPad, and to start developing one-week menus and shopping lists that allow single people, couples and small families to enjoy variety in their diets, without wasting fresh food.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://222milliontons.com/app/

      national

    • 412 Food Rescue

      412 Food Rescue works with food providers to rescue un-sellable but perfectly good food. We utilize technology to efficiently match donors and beneficiaries, optimize food recovery operations and mobilize a last-mile transportation network to redirect food to nonprofits. Our mission is to launch programs and infrastructure that scale food recovery in urban regions. We also make value-added products: beer from bread, liqueur from gleaned fruit and others. In addition, we will soon be opening a commercial kitchen that will allow us to produce SNAP-eligible meals.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://412foodrescue.org/

      local

    • 42Below Vodka - Bacardi

      Bacardi’s 42Below Vodka brand’s circular economy initiative — the project collects used lemons, martini olives and other fruit waste from bars, turns it into liquid soap and sends it back to the bars for free — has diverted 400 kilograms of fruit waste from landfills since it launched in December 2016.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.42below.com/

      national

    • AAT Biogas Technology

      AAT offers plant design, process engineering and equipment supply for sorting and anaerobic treatment of organic residue and highly polluted organic waste water including biogas handling and utilization.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.aat-biogas.at/en/home/

      national

    • Advanced Enviro Systems - BiobiN Organics Collection

      BiobiN’s patented technology keeps organic waste aerobic and odor free between hauler collections, making it the ideal, sustainable solution for commercial organics recycling.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://advancedenvirosystems.com/innovations/biobin/

      national

    • Agrilab Technologies

      Agrilab Technologies, Inc. is a Vermont-based company lead by innovators who have pioneered compost aeration and heat recovery technology since 2006. Our patented technology is the most advanced compost processing system available in terms of energy efficiency, computerized process control and energy yield.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://agrilabtech.com/

      national

    • AgriProtein

      Using fly larvae fed on abundant waste nutrient sources, AgriProtein has developed and tested a new large scale and sustainable source of natural protein. The nutrient recycling bioconversion process utilizes waste food as raw materials and generates valuable feed components: an insect based protein meal - MagMeal™, an extracted fat - MagOil™ and a nutrient rich soil conditioner - MagSoil™.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      www.agriprotein.com

      national

    • AgroFresh

      AgroFresh offers unprecedented pre-and post-harvest expertise to measurably reduce fruit waste from the orchard to the consumer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.agrofresh.com/home

      national

    • Alchemy Utilities

      The Alchemy Thermophilic Digester (TD) is a revolutionary biogas system that uses a next generation dry digestion process, improving the energy efficiency typically associated with traditional Anaerobic Digestion (AD) systems. The system is a modular and scalable solution for efficient conversion of organic wastes into biogas and high quality dry pelletised or granulated fertilisers.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://alchemyutilities.ie/

      national

    • American Organic Energy

      American Organic Energy is poised to transform the way food waste is disposed of across Long Island by introducing the first anaerobic digester in the N.Y. Metropolitan Region.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.usbiopower.com/

      local

    • America's Grow-A-Row

      America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. We GROW, GLEAN & GIVE℠ away free fresh produce by organizing groups to plant and harvest from our own farms and our partner farms. (See locations below.) At each visit we provide a short presentation about hunger issues and healthy eating.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.americasgrowarow.org/

      local

    • Amp Your Good, Inc.

      Amp's technology has been developed to disrupt the most common form of giving in the US - donating food to help people facing hunger. We enable people to donate healthy food and, at the same time, reduce waste in a variety of ways.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://ampyourgood.com/home

      national

    • AmpleHarvest.Org

      A disruptive nonprofit educating and enabling America’s 42 million home/community gardeners to donate their excess freshly harvested food to one of nearly 8,000 participating local food pantries spread across all 50 states, on a lifelong & sustainable basis.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      http://www.ampleharvest.org/

      national

    • Anaergia

      Anaergia Inc. is a global leader in offering sustainable solutions for the generation of renewable energy and the conversion of waste to resources. Through a proven portfolio of proprietary technological solutions, Anaergia maximizes the generation of renewable energy, diversion of waste from landfill and reduction of greenhouse gases for customers across the municipal, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      www.anaergia.com

      national

    • Ancera Inc.

      We’re helping food producers assess microbial risk from farm to consumer. This information allows food processors to make timely decisions on operations, spoilage and pathogen contamination related losses in the food industry.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.ancera.com/#ancera

      national

    • Apeel Sciences

      Apeel Sciences creates edible products from natural plant extracts that allow growers to reduce reliance on pesticides, increase produce quality, and provide superior shelf life.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://apeelsciences.com/

      national

    • Aqua Botanical

      AquaBotanical is made by filtering and mineralising the aqueous liquid from juice concentrate. The end result is a clear and clean tasting water free of sugars, toxins and additives. We only add some subtle carbonation to our sparkling water.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://aquabotanicalbeverages.com/our-story/

      national

    • AquaPak Polymers

      With the aim to bring multi-functional plastics into a circular economy, Aquapak Polymers is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of a strong, fully biodegradable and marine safe polymer film capable of replacing standard plastics in a number of everyday applications. Aquapak Polymers has developed an Anaerobic Digestion compatible polymer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.adiltd.co.uk/aquapak/A_hold_page.htm

      national

    • Asarasi

      Asarasi is pioneering the recovery and bottling of a food grade by-product of maple and birch syrup production. When farmers produce these syrup crops they currently discard 97% of this crop in the form of pure plant-based water after removing all of the sugar content.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.asarasi.com

      national

    • Asda Surplus Swap

      Asda Surplus Swap enables suppliers to redistribute excess food to other counterparts, regardless of who the produce has been grown for. Interested suppliers can view the uploaded details and images of a product online and make contact directly to arrange the purchase.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.asda.com/

      national

    • Aseptia

      Aseptia is a food technology company that is focused on advanced technologies that deliver safer, better, more nutritious foods. Founded in 2006 and partnered with N.C. State University and its team of scientists, Aseptia has developed ground-breaking technologies that enable the preservation of food products that maintain freshness, flavors, nutrients, and maintain superior taste without the use of additives or the need for refrigeration.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://aseptia.com/

      national

    • Back to the Roots

      We're on a mission to Undo Food™ and connect families back to where it comes from. Whether you're growing your own food or buying it at the grocery store, we believe the trust and transparency behind each product should be the same. Features products that use spent coffee grounds and compost.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://backtotheroots.com/

      national

    • Baldor

      We are one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In 2017, Baldor announced it has completed its strategy to divert all food material generated at its Fresh Cuts facilities from the landfill. Strategies include converting produce cuts "SparCS" and other food scraps into a juice, for example, (through Misfit Juicery), as well as creating a dried vegetable blend product and feeding animals.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.baldorfood.com/

      local

    • Baltimore Free Farm

      Every Wednesday members of Baltimore Free Farm go to various produce distributors and grocers to rescue distressed goods: items too ripe to sell or on or just past their expiration date. We drive the 300-500 lbs of produce, dry goods, and bread 30 miles back to Baltimore Free Farm for redistribution into the community.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.baltimorefreefarm.org/

      local

    • Bare Bites

      We are proud to be a woman-owned, dog-driven company. For our "Brew Yahs" product line, we obtain our spent grain from a local brewery and create delicious treats for your beast!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://barebites.com/products/

      local

    • Bareo

      Our first product, Bareo Inventory allows them to track their inventory easily and in real-time by integrating with Square to captures sales data. While inventory processes in a food business can be cumbersome and time-consuming, Bareo Inventory links directly food businesses with local food suppliers to easily restock and manage their inventory through our app. Bareo is the only software available for new food entrepreneurs to grow their businesses faster and with fewer hiccups.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://bareo.io/

      national

    • Barnana

      We are on a mission to eliminate food waste on organic banana farms. When bananas have scuffs, are a little too ripe, or aren’t the perfect size - they are rejected for export. We upcycle these "imperfect" organic bananas that used to be wasted at these farms and turn them into Barnana instead of letting these tasty morsels go to waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://barnana.com/

      national

    • Barstensvol!

      In The Waste Factory we use rescued vegetables as the base for the tasty product that you hold in your hands! We do this under the name Bursting. Because the new products are packed with good ingredients.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://barstensvol.nl/

      national

    • Bay2Tray - Real Good Fish

      Bay2Tray is the solution to this. We are able to buy grenadier from the fishermen and have it processed and IQF’d (Individually Quick Frozen) locally at a price point that fits school budgets. Grenadier is a cosmetically challenged fish in the round, and is bycatch in the California black cod long line industry.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.realgoodfish.com/

      local

    • Berkeley Student Food Collective

      The Berkeley Student Food Collective's nonprofit, volunteer grocery store uses food waste created by their retail produce section as input into their community kitchen, which produces over 100 meals a week sold at a sliding scale (pay what you can).

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodcollective.org

      local

    • Bio-bean

      bio-bean® is the first company in the world to industrialise the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. bio-bean works within the existing energy and waste infrastructure, developing sustainable products and solutions to displace conventional fuels and chemicals.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.bio-bean.com/

      national

    • Biogreen 360

      This self-contained, automated unit provides the ultimate on-site food waste management to companies and organizations that produce or serve food. During a 24-hour period, a supermarket or restaurant can feed up to 1,500 pounds of food waste into the unit, which liquefies and dries the waste, producing a ribbon of material weighing only 10% of the original waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://biogreen360.com/

      national

    • BioHiTech

      Eco-Safe Digester® is simple technology that eliminates food waste on-site. Since the digested food waste is converted into wastewater it is natural to use the municipal sewer systems to transport that water to wastewater treatment facilities where it will be recovered. There is no waste to store or transport, no residual solids to handle or manage, and no extra handling is required.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.biohitech.com/

      national

    • BIOLOGIC SRC - SciCorp

      One of the hardest things to deal with when it comes to compost management is compost odor. SciCorp’s BIOLOGIC® SRC is a powerful and natural tool to eliminate those compost odors immediately and ongoing.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://scicorp.net/compost-odor/

      national

    • Biomax

      Biomax Technologies has developed a breakthrough technology that converts organic wastes into 100% premium grade organic fertilizer at high temperature within 24 hours. The technology, called the Rapid Thermophilic Digestion System, is the fastest process so far in organic waste treatment industry.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.biomaxtech.com/web/index.php

      national

    • BiOWiSH Technologies

      BiOWiSHTM Fruit & Vegetable Wash is proven to increase shelf-life, resolve latex issues, improve banana quality, improve and conserves water, reduce chemical products and electricity usage and provide a savings in man-hours used for cleaning.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.biowishtechnologies.com/int/agriculture/agronomy/biowish-fruit-vegetable-wash/

      national

    • BK Rot

      BK ROT is a community-supported composting operation that generates year-round environmental jobs for local youth in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BK ROT youth workers collect organic waste from residents, small businesses and community institutions by bike, and process the material at our compost site, Know Waste Lands. Our primary mission is to work at the intersection of the social and environmental injustices impacting youth of color from the neighborhood and the health of our community and larger ecosystem.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.bkrot.org

      local

    • Bluapple

      The Bluapple® is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container. The active ingredient does not "wear out", but continues to absorb ethylene until it has reached its capacity.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.thebluapple.com/

      national

    • Blue Sphere

      Blue Sphere develops, owns and operates waste-to-energy facilities that are changing the world today and for tomorrow.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://bluespherecorporate.com/

      national

    • BlueCart

      Connecting restaurants, suppliers, and sales reps through an easy to use web and mobile platform. BlueCart users see 5x fewer returns, 2x faster ordering and half the food waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.bluecart.com/index.html

      national

    • BlueYonder

      Blue Yonder Replenishment Optimization is a predictive application that allows automated store replenishment, reducing out-of-stock rates by up to 80% without increasing waste or inventory.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.blue-yonder.com/en/retail/grocery

      national

    • BluWrap

      Fuel cell technology system uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that extends the shelf life of perishable proteins.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension, Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.bluwrap.com/

      national

    • BonApp

      BonApp offers concrete solutions and tools so people can reduce their individual food waste and collectively make huge a difference. We are starting with food sharing, which connects those with a surplus of edible fruits, vegetables and unopened products to those who want them.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://bonapp.ca/

      local

    • Bootstrap Compost

      Bootstrap Compost is Greater Boston’s premier year-round residential and commercial food scrap pickup service. Partnering with local farms, Bootstrap diverts thousands of pounds of organic material from landfills every week.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://bootstrapcompost.com/

      local

    • Borderlands Food Bank

      Each year, Borderlands rescues between 30 to 40 million pounds of produce –more than 39 different varieties of vegetables and fruit– from over 120 donors. Less than 1% of the donations are non-produce items such as milk, canned soup, cereal and other non-perishable items.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.borderlandsfoodbank.org/

      local

    • Boston Area Gleaners

      Boston Area Gleaners is a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. We organize gleaning trips to local farms, supervising volunteers as they harvest high-quality produce that would otherwise be plowed under. We then distribute the fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables to food banks, pantries, and meal programs. Our goal is to build a reliable and sustainable supply chain between local farms and our most vulnerable community members. Our activities, in collaboration with food producers and hunger relief agencies, contribute to efforts to build a sustainable and equitable local food system.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.bostonareagleaners.org

      local

    • Boulder Food Rescue

      Boulder Food Rescue is a non-profit organization whose goal is to create a more just and less wasteful food system. We facilitate the sustainable redistribution of food “waste” to agencies who serve hungry, homeless and low-income individuals while educating communities about food justice.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.boulderfoodrescue.org/index.php/food-rescue-alliance/

      local

    • Brixton People's Kitchen

      Fantastic local organisation channeling food surplus into community events that spread happiness.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donation coordination, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://brixtonpk.wordpress.com/

      local

    • Brussels Beer Project

      Brussels Beer Project has created the “Babylone,” the first ever contemporary beer brewed with recycled bread.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.beerproject.be/en

      local

    • BT9 - Xsense System

      BT9’s Xsense® system is one of the leaders in providing a holistic approach to cold chain management. It proactively monitors, analyzes and disseminates relevant quality data and recommendations throughout the entire cold chain.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.bt9-tech.com/

      national

    • BuffetGO

      Buffetgo tackles climate change and world hunger by making our participating restaurant's end of day food available in the last opening hour to our customers at massively discounted prices.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.buffet-go.com/

      local

    • Bump Mark

      A bio-reactive food label, which decays to show when a product is passed its shelf life.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.designbysol.co.uk/bumpmark/

      national

    • BuymeBy

      We track expiration dates & use them to trigger discounts in stores. Use BuyMeBy to access live discounts on food and other perishable products.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.buymeby.com/

      local

    • C2 Sense

      C2Sense’s solution lies in developing sensors that can monitor volatiles directly related to meat/poultry/fish freshness and fruit ripeness at all stages of the supply chain. Our sensing platform will help to improve food quality and diminish food waste by allowing growers, storage facilities, distributors, retailers, and consumers to make dynamic decisions.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.c2sense.com/

      national

    • CA Farm to Family

      Farm to Family has become the nation’s leading produce recovery program. Farm to Family is a statewide program operated by the California Association of Food Banks. CAFB recruits farmers and arranges to ship their surplus produce directly from the fields to our 42 member food banks across the state.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.cafoodbanks.org/farm-family

      local

    • California Safe Soil

      CSS provides a unique full-cycle process that will assist our supermarket customers to recycle their organics, improve store hygiene, and reduce costs, in addition to helping our agricultural customers save money, increase crop yield, and reduce nitrate runoff. We are committed to produce a safe, low cost, high volume, and high quality liquid fertilizer product, Harvest-to-Harvest™.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.calsafesoil.com/

      national

    • Campus Kitchens Project

      The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national leader in community service for students and is the future of hunger relief. CKP is empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems and helping communities help themselves.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.campuskitchens.org/

      national

    • Carter's Compost

      Carter's Compost is Traverse City's bike powered neighborhood kitchen scrap pickup service.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://carterscompost.com/

      local

    • Cerplus Foods

      A B2B online marketplace for food businesses to grow-to-order local produce directly from sustainable farms.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      www.cerplusfoods.com

      local

    • Chandra Associates

      Chandra Associates provides business-driven, technical consulting services to enhance your new product development. We provide Agro-Technology based consulting solutions, and help our clients achieve shelf life extensions for fruits and vegetables and vase life extensions for cut flower using our "CA Films based Products". We help our clients leverage technology to gain competitive advantage through product development, technology evaluation, and market assessment.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://chandraassociates.com/

      national

    • ChicP

      ChicP is a raw vegetable hummus company producing delicious alternative dips, founded on a passionate commitment to reducing food waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.chicp.co.uk/

      national

    • Chowberry

      Chowberry provides an affordable nutrition source for low-income demographics through a cloud-based service from products approaching end of shelf-life.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://chowberry.com/index.php

      local

    • Church Brothers Farms

      Church Brothers Farms sells "value-added" produce products which reduce food waste and labor, including a broccoli stem product that enables more of broccoli plant to be utilized and cored peppers which increase shelf life of peppers.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.churchbrothers.com/

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    • Circular Food

      Our model is fresh and innovative and revolves around taking in food waste, and processing that waste through commercial scale vermiculture systems, to produce a range of high quality organic fertilisers.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.circularfood.com/

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    • Citrosol

      We are now a leader in postharvest fruit treatment and technology. Citrosol has treated over 200 million tons of fruit (citrus, pears, apples, bananas, etc.), and this has enabled us to offer the best solutions to thousands of customers all over the world and to design new developments in more effective and more efficient postharvest systems.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.citrosol.com/citrosol

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    • City Compost

      City Compost provides a compost creation service that gathers compostables, independently processes these ingredients, and then distributes finished compost. Our unique approach can be full circle with customers receiving compost back for their own use or it benefits the community at large with compost going to local farms. Service helps customers reduce waste and be more sustainable while investing in the future of our food.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.citycompost.com/

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    • City Harvest

      City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods program. To learn more about City Harvest, visit cityharvest.org.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.cityharvest.org/

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    • City Soil LLC

      City Soil develops projects ranging from centralized in-vessel commercial composting and anaerobic digestion facilities to decentralized compost operations serving community gardens, farms, schools and and residential backyards.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.citysoil.org/

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    • CleanWorld

      CleanWorld is the leading North American innovator in advanced, high-solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) technology.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.cleanworld.com/

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    • Clondalkin - SkinTight Packaging

      SkinTight® is a film that surrounds the product like a second skin. The high barrier properties of the film guarantees a longer shelf life helping to reduce food waste and it provides a safe and secure seal that prevents contamination and leakage.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.clondalkingroup.com/

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    • Closing the Loop

      Closing the Loop seeks to strengthen local agricultural economies and small-scale farms by turning what is wasted into a valuable resource, the way it has been done for centuries: through composting. CTL is a veteran family owned business that connects food waste from restaurants, businesses and homes to a network of small farms.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.closingtheloopsd.com

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    • Coffee Flour

      Each year the billions of coffee beans that eventually make their way into the Americanos, lattes, and cappuccinos of the world are harvested by milling and extracting them from the coffee plant. The surrounding fruit is discarded, often dumped into rivers or left to rot in heaps. So we invented something better to do with it. Something that’s better for everyone. For food & beverage companies, it is an all-natural, clean-label, nutrient-dense and distinctly flavorful ingredient as a sustainable found food. For coffee growing communities, it's an additional source of jobs and income for smallholder farmers, as well as cleaner environments. In addition, customers have found that Coffee Flour helps to extend the shelf life of the product into which it is integrated. All of Coffee Flour's inputs are sourced from coffee-growing regions, including Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.coffeeflour.com/

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    • Cold Hubs

      Our innovation, ColdHubs, is a “plug and play” modular, solar-powered walk-in cold room, for 24/7 off-grid storage and preservation of perishable foods. It adequately addresses the problem of post- harvest losses in fruits, vegetables and other perishable food. Coldhubs offers farmers with a flexible pay-as-you-store subscription model.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.coldhubs.com/

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    • Common Ground Compost

      Common Ground Compost is a consulting company that helps set up composting and recycling programs for businesses, schools, nonprofits, and residences in New York City and beyond. Our goal is to keep edible food from going to waste, divert organic waste from landfills, and assist in the development, implementation, and growth of waste diversion programs for all. Everything we do is based in transparency and education, and we seek to empower our clients to make smart and informed decisions by understanding their waste streams. Common Ground Compost manages Reclaimed Organics, a program that collects food scraps by bicycle in New York City. Our pilot launched in the East Village of Manhattan, and has grown to accept material from the West Village, SoHo, and the Lower East Side. We collect from residents and businesses, and partner with local gardens to create sustainable employment opportunities and support the operations of community garden programs.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://commongroundcompost.com/

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    • Commonwealth Kitchen

      CommonWealth Kitchen is working with Third Cliff Baking, Baldor and Drexel University to take produce scraps from Baldor's produce processing facility that have been dehydrated and ground into a vegetable flour plus surplus fruit sourced from local farms as the base ingredients for baked goods.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.commonwealthkitchen.org/

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    • Community Compost

      We collect food scraps from residents and businesses, which we process into compost at local farms. Our service promotes the benefits of: food waste reduction, soil restoration and environmental stewardship. We sell our finished compost through our brand Hudson Soil Company.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.communitycompostco.com

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    • Community Food Rescue

      Community Food Rescue, a program of Manna Food Center, is the collaborative food recovery network for Montgomery County, Maryland. CFR offers auto-matching food donations of all types with food assistance organizations. Trained volunteer food runners transport food directly from donor to recipient organization. CFR also provides food-safety protocols, a recognition program, and mini-grants program for network members.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      www.communityfoodrescue.org

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    • Community Composting

      Community Composting is a full-service food waste recycling business. We offer a popular household service as well as a commercial service for restaurants, cafes, schools, cafeterias, offices and food-service businesses.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.communitycomposting.org/

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    • Community Harvest of Starck County

      Community Harvest was one of the first non-profit groups in our country to create a unique solution to hunger – a solution that makes sense, is sustainable over time, and serves as a win-win for the community. We rescue fresh, healthy, prepared food and deliver it to the people and places serving the meals. There is no cost for the food, because it is all donated by area restaurants and food providers. Last year, Community Harvest rescued $1.5 Million in food and delivered approximately 950,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in Stark County.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.communityharveststark.org/

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    • Company Shop

      Company Shop stops good food going to waste. Founded by John Marren over 40 years ago, we’re now the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus products.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.companyshop.ltd.uk/

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    • Compology

      WasteOS uses sensors and software to lower your cost of service. Every day, WasteOS makes you more money by building, delivering and analyzing the most efficient routes for your fleet. Our sensors track the fullness of your front-load and roll-off containers. Proven to withstand extreme environments and guaranteed to get the job done.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://compology.com/

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    • Compost Cats

      This incredible public-private partnership is recycling organic waste in Tucson, AZ through a first of its kind collaborative model between the University of Arizona, City of Tucson, and Tohono O'odham Nation. This project was started by students at the U of A in 2011, and has since grown to become the first commercial organic waste collection service in Tucson. In 5 years, they successfully diverted over 10 million pounds of organic waste from entering local landfills in Tucson.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.compostcats.com/

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    • Compost Technical

      Compost Technical Services provides expert compost systems design, operational support, and education, specializing in farm and community scaled solutions. Compost Technical Services operates in Massachusetts and Vermont.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.composttechnicalservices.com

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    • Compost With Me

      Compost With Me is a local Cape Cod business dedicated to diverting food scraps and other compostable materials from the waste stream and creating healthy natural compost.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://compostwithme.com/

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    • Compost Cab

      Since 2010, Compost Cab has helped organizations of all shapes and sizes implement composting programs that work. We provide the tools and support you need to achieve your team’s sustainability goals. These include: Equipment; Signage/Training; Collection; Data Reporting; Waste Auditing; LEED Expertise.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://compostcab.com/

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    • Compost Connect

      Compost Connect is an app that helps urban residents and compost haulers close the loop on organic waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.compost-connect.com/

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    • Compost Pedallers

      Compost Pedallers is a 100% bike-powered compost recycling program in Austin, TX that collects compostables from homes and businesses and pedals them directly to nearby urban farms and community gardens to grow more local food. They operate a unique rewards programs where customers earn points (based on volume of scraps diverted) that can be applied to discounts/free goods from local businesses. Compost Pedallers have also shared their success through consulting with more than 20 compost businesses around the world.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://compostpedallers.com/

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    • CompostNow

      We collect food scraps from residents and businesses throughout the Triangle and Asheville. We are very excited to bring the efforts of our members full circle by helping them share compost with local community gardens and urban farms, keeping this natural resource circulating in our community.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://compostnow.org/compost-services/

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    • Copia

      Copia provides an end-to-end waste reduction and food recovery service for businesses (grocery stores, food service, catering, corporate campuses, education, healthcare, etc.) and events with excess food. Our matching algorithm ensures that 100% of our customers’ edible food is directly redistributed to nonprofits that need it most in their communities. We’ve created user-friendly inventory management and waste tracking technology to help our customers better understand and reduce food waste, minimize the impact on the environment, and access enhanced tax deductions.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency, Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      https://www.gocopia.com/

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    • CORe ® technology - Waste Management

      With WM’s CORe ® technology, we collect commercial food waste from restaurants, schools, food processing plants, and grocery stores, screen it to remove contaminants such as plastic, packaging, and bones, and blend the waste into an engineered slurry that has a consistency similar to cooked oatmeal. 7% of this engineered slurry to a water treatment plant’s anaerobic digesters can increase energy output by more than 70%. WM has full-scale facilities in Los Angeles, New York City and Boston and has processed over 10 million gallons of bioslurry since 2014.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.wm.com/index.jsp

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    • Cornucopia Group

      We specialize in identifying the most exciting advancements in industries ranging from agriculture, to green energy, to materials processing (to name a few) and discovering new ways to use these technologies for the betterment of the world, the economy, and the daily lives of the People. Cornucopia Group is an "idea farm", a breeding ground for innovation. We unite to transform local problems into global solutions.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.cornucopiagroup.org/

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    • Count on It Labels

      Count On It® self-adhesive food calendars labels show you at a glance when your food was first opened, stored or frozen helping you waste less whilst saving you money.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.lyndseyyoung.co.uk/count-on-it-labels/

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    • Cress Restaurant

      Cress Restaurant has had an active and progressive food waste program since 2013. Our partnership with a local farmer has been highlighted in multiple fora, including 2017 Grist 50, The Orlando Sentinel, and by the James Beard Foundation. Cress Restaurant has prepared and sold a number of food waste based sauces and condiments. Chef Pulapaka routinely creates components for dishes on the Cress menu by repurposing food scraps.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.cressrestaurant.com/

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    • CropMobster

      CropMobster partners with bold regional leaders to grow inspired local food networks that reduce waste, support hunger relievers and stimulate regional food system development. Our platform combines customized technology with coaching of local food system switchboard operators and leaders. CropMobster exchanges currently operate in San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Region and Merced County, California.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://cropmobster.com/

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    • Crunchtime

      Our implementation process is different for everyone – we’re super-customized and there’s no cookie-cutter approach. We know your business is unique and your CrunchTime system configuration should be, too. When CrunchTime is installed in your business the resulting effect is a disciplined compliance to the rules you defined and thus, higher profits for your business.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.crunchtime.com/

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    • Cryogenically Processed Food

      The KP Group once again presents a world's first - an innovative line of Cryogenically Processed Food products from the CFP Pvt. Ltd. Engineered through a long research and development process, the products use a unique technology in grinding of wheat flour, spices and an extensive range of other products. The company is first in the world to introduce this grinding process in commercial production of manufacturing food.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.cryofoods.com/

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    • Cryovac Freshness Plus Active Barrier

      Sealed Air Cryovac® Freshness Plus® Active Barrier’s proprietary oxygen barrier inhibits the growth of microorganisms that cause spoilage and allow food service operators and distributors to portion and organize a variety of fresh and dry food products for easier prep.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.cryovac.com/ap/en/food-packaging-products/freshnes-plus-active-packaging.aspx

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    • Culinary Misfits

      Catering company that uses culinary misfits, or produce that doesn't fit conventional cosmetic standards. Their dishes celebrate the natural beauty of misshapen vegetables that are typically wasted.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation, Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.culinarymisfits.de/en/catering/

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    • Daily Table

      Daily Table is a not-for-profit retail store that offers our community a variety of tasty, convenient and affordable foods that will help you feel and be your best; food that will keep you moving forward, not hold you back. We offer an upbeat, clean and friendly retail store environment that is open to everyone in the community. We can offer these daily values by working with a large network of growers, manufacturers, distributors, and other suppliers who donate their excess, healthy food to us, or provide us with special buying opportunities.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://dailytable.org/

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    • Danny Dumpsters

      In 2009, Danny started hauling compostable waste in addition to recycling and trash, and in 2012 started a compost processing facility to to help divert large volumes of materials from area landfills while also creating a quality by-product of finished compost and topsoil. To reflect these changes, the business motto evolved into, "Danny's Dumpster - Reducing Waste, Renewing Resources".

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.dannysdumpster.com/

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    • Date Check Pro - Pinpoint Software

      Date Check Pro is expiration date management software that lets you know when and where products are expiring in store. This helps grocers reduce shrink from expired products, reduce the labor involved with rotating product, and increase customer satisfaction.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.pinpointsoftware.co/

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    • DayOld

      We sell delicious surplus baked goods (from brownies to cinnamon rolls to artisan loaves of bread!) through treat boxes, office pop-ups, and event catering. Our baked goods are surplus — we collect them from artisan bakeries the previous day, preventing them from going to waste. Our profits become much-needed cash donations to charities addressing child hunger.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.dayoldeats.com/

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    • DC Central Kitchen

      DC Central Kitchen is a nonprofit developer of innovative social ventures that break the cycle of hunger and poverty. The organization uses career training, job creation, and sustainable business practices to strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/

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    • Delvo®Guard - DSM

      Delvo®Guard from DSM is a range of clean label, protective cultures that prevent yeast & mold growth in dairy products and extend shelf life without sacrificing taste or texture. Delvo®Guard can add valuable days or even weeks to the shelflife of dairy products

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.dsm.com/markets/foodandbeverages/en_US/products/cultures/Delvo-Guard.html

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    • DesiVDesi

      At DesiVDesi, we integrate with farmers not only to save the loss of nutritious farm fresh food but also we convert it to Healthy Yummy food products. We have partnered with 1,200+ farmer co-operatives across 8 countries to process farm fresh ingredient to bring to your table – DesiVDesi. Our internationally patented solar food processing technology is the farmer centric zero energy tool to keep nutrients intact and create sustainable livelihood at farm level. With our farmer cooperatives, we run the plants of annual capacity of of 3,600,000 kg.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension, Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://desivdesifoods.com/

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    • Divert

      Through innovative tracking technology and custom-designed solutions, we bring accountability to retail recycling operations worldwide. Our flexible tools integrate seamlessly into existing workflows, helping you exceed diversion goals, report on individual store performance and save money. All while making a real, lasting environmental impact.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.divertinc.com/

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    • Doggie Beer Bones

      DoggieBeerBones are all-natural dog treats made using repurposed spent brewing grain sourced from local San Diego craft breweries.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://doggiebeerbones.com/home/

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    • Donate Don't Dump

      Donate Don’t Dump is an all volunteer, youth powered, teen run organization determined to change the paradigm of commercial food waste and draw attention to the issue of hunger.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://donatedontdump.net/

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    • Drexel Food Lab

      The Drexel Food Lab is an interdisciplinary research group that engages students and faculty to solve real-world problems in the areas of recipe development, product development and product ideation. Current projects are focused in the areas of sustainability, health promotion, and non-communicable disease prevention to develop affordable, sustainable and healthy food products and recipes.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://drexel.edu/hsm/academics/Culinary-Arts-Food-Science/food-lab/

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    • Earth Probiotic

      Earth Probiotic uses the power of probiotic bacteria - bokashi - to assist companies, households and communities recycle their food waste back into soil food through composting.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.earthprobiotic.co.za/products/

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    • East End Brewing

      A Pittsburgh-based craft brewery that has partnered with 412 Food Rescue to brew a beer utilizing surplus bread.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.eastendbrewing.com/#freshlocalbeer

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    • Eat Cleaner

      Using a patented blend of plant-based ingredients, EAT CLEANER® is the only line of all natural, biodegradable food wash + wipes that is lab proven to remove over 99% more pesticides, wax and residue than water. Additionally, Eat Cleaner helps extend the shelf life of fresh produce up to 200% longer, saving you money.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://eatcleaner.com/

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    • EatBy App

      The Eat By App is your food organiser which helps reduce the amount of food you throw away by reminding you to eat it before it's expiry date. It helps the environment and helps you to save you money.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.eatbyapp.com/index.html

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    • Eatizz

      Eatizz is a free mobile application and a website allowing local businesses to promote last-minute discounts on their products reaching their sell-by dates.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.eatizz.com/en/

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    • Ecoalf

      ECOALF was created by Javier Goyeneche in 2012 to realise innovation in recycled clothing. But ECOALF is more than a conscious clothing brand; it is a mission to create the first generation of recycled products with the same attention to quality, design and technical properties as the best non-recycled products in the market. Current initiatives operate to manufacture discarded fishing nets, PET plastic bottles, used tyres, coffee, post industrial cottons and wool into high quality yarns and components for clothing, accessories and footwear.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://ecoalf.com/us_en/

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    • EcoGuardians

      GaiaRecycle is unique as an on-site, odour-free process that produces two sterile reusable resources – water and biomass. GaiaRecycle equipment covers the range from 30 kgs to 100 tonnes per day. Options are available above 100 kgs per day for gas, steam and electrical operation.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.ecoguardians.com.au/products/gaia-recycle

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    • Ecoplaso

      Ecoplaso is intended as a biodegradable alternative to the disposable plastic products with little or null degradability of daily consumption such as cups, plates, chopsticks and straws; by harnessing and reusing organic waste like fruits and bagasse from the food industry. Currently, Ecoplaso is producing sheets, disposable products and 3D printing filaments.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://ecoplaso.com/

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    • Ecoscraps

      We recycle by collecting wasted food from stores and restaurants to convert into all natural garden products. Our natural and organic products provide your plants with the vitamins and nutrients that they need to fight disease, drought, extreme temperatures, and grow strong. At EcoScraps®, our mission is simple: grow gardens, not landfills.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://ecoscraps.com/

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    • Enevo

      Follow the fill level of your waste containers with advanced wireless sensors and learn when collections are done and where waste management operations can be further streamlined. Enevo’s waste analytics solution allows you to track your waste generation and get detailed information on how much you are diverting from the landfill by recycling.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.enevo.com/

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    • Enterra Feed

      Enterra’s natural process provides a sustainable solution to the problems of food waste and nutrient shortage by using insects to upcycle complex nutrients in waste food into sustainable protein, oil and natural fertilizer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      www.enterrafeed.com/

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    • Entomics

      Black Soldier Fly larvae convert food waste into fats and proteins inside their bodies. Our innovative engineering system optimizes both the productivity of these larvae, and the synthesis of three high-value products downstream: biodiesel, protein meal, and biopesticide-fertilizer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.entomics.com/

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    • Entomo Agroindustrial

      We are a platform of independent professionals who manage and coordinate industrial insect production projects. We develop a commercial-operational feasibility study, validate the available waste through the valuation of the transformation performance in insects and finally we elaborate a detailed business plan.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.entomo.org

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    • EnviroFlight, LLC

      EnviroFlight uses the co-product from breweries, ethanol production, and pre-consumer food waste as a feedstock for Black Soldier Fly larvae (Hermetia illucens). The larvae feed off and bioconvert the material. By doing so, the frass — the waste product created by insects after digesting the feedstock — becomes a high protein, low fat feedstuff for omnivorous species such as tilapia, freshwater prawns, catfish.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.enviroflight.net/

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    • Enviropure

      EnviroPure EPW systems provide water based submersed environment decomposition that turns food waste into water that can be safely disposed of into municipal waste water systems.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.enviropuresystems.com/index.php

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    • Equal Heart

      We deliver federally funded meals free of charge to children at after-school and summer sites throughout the country. We are the largest nonprofit summer food sponsor in the state of Texas. In Dallas, we also provide nutritious food to families year round with our Mobile Food Access Network.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.equalheart.org/services.html

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    • Eruza

      Introducing your revolutionary order management software for perishable food. Utilizing machine learning and data science, Eruza predicts demand & optimizes supply. Reduce waste & keep shelves full, all while increasing margins.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://eruza.com/

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    • Evaptainer

      Evaptainers solves a huge problem in the food production infrastructure of developing markets by intersecting modern design, materials, and production with time tested evaporative cooling technology creating a effective, scalable, electricity free, mobile refrigeration solution.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency, Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.evaptainers.com/

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    • Evolution Fresh

      Evolution Fresh is a cold press juice company that practices a number of impact-driven activities, including harvesting the second crop of spinach to save resources, help farmers and still get the same deliciousness into our juice.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.evolutionfresh.com/blog/article/sustainable-cut-giving-spinach-second-chance/

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    • Exeter Agri-Energy

      We are a renewable energy company that converts animal and food waste into heat and electricity, as well as other environmentally responsible products. Our business model uses collaborative techniques to meet the challenges of organic waste disposal, energy production, and enhanced nutrient management practice.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.exeteragrienergy.com/

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    • Extra Food

      This NGO food recovery organization covers Marin County, CA. In 2.5 years, the staff and 160 volunteers have delivered 650,000 pounds of food from 145+ food donors to 72 sites across the county reaching 5,000+ people every month with food deliveries. Extra Food innovates by using a Salesforce database to coordinate food distribution by community volunteers, and through partnerships with local waste diversion agencies and organizations promoting food recovery for composting or digestion to recruit food donations first.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.extrafood.org/

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    • ExtraFood.org

      We pick up excess fresh food from businesses & organizations and immediately deliver it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://extrafood.org/

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    • Fair Foods

      When we say we rescue food, it means that we receive perfectly good surplus produce from industrial suppliers who can no longer use it. On an average day, we receive and ship over 10,000 pounds of fresh food.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.fairfoods.org/index.php?page=food_rescue.htm

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    • Falling Fruit

      Falling Fruit is a massive, collaborative map of the urban harvest. By uniting the efforts of foragers, freegans, and foresters everywhere, the map already points to over a half million food sources around the world (from plants and fungi to water wells and dumpsters). Our rapidly growing user community is actively exploring, editing, and adding to the map.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://fallingfruit.org/

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    • Family Hub - Samsung

      The Family Hub is a revolutionary new refrigerator with a Wifi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries, connect with your family and entertain like never before.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/family-hub-refrigerator/

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    • FareShare

      We save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. FareShare operates 20 Regional Centres across the UK and reaches over 1,000 towns and cities.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.fareshare.org.uk/

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    • Farmworkers Mobile Produce Pantry - Food Bank for Monterey County

      For over 25 years, the Food Bank has been at the frontlines of fighting hunger and addressing nutritional needs in our community and we are committed to our mission “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County.” The Farmworkers Mobile Produce Pantry delivers fresh produce and perishables to farmworkers directly on the fields as they’re ending their shifts for the day.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodbankformontereycounty.org/

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    • Feed Commodities, LLC

      Feed Commodities, LLC is a premier recycler of bakery/food by-products into livestock feeds. FC business components include service, transportation, warehouse/distribution and sales. This means starting with the best ingredients through qualified suppliers, safeguarding these ingredients from transportation throughout our production process, and ensuring that our finished feeds meet our standards of safety and quality. Our raw material customers include local bakeries in the Pacific Northwest, as well as WSDA grain exporting terminals. The final feed ingredients (monitored by the USDA and FDA) are distributed to local Pacific Northwest customers, such cattle, dairy, and poultry operations.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      www.feedcomm.com

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    • Feed More

      FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves more than 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://feedmore.org/

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    • Feeding America

      Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization—a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country. Recently, Feeding America has developed MealConnect, a technology platform that maximizes network capacity, prevents meals from ending up in landfills and empowers food donors to notify their local food bank when they have food available.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.feedingamerica.org/

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    • Feeding India

      Feeding India has a network of 2,200 volunteers across 32 cities in India. The companies and event planners with whom Feeding India collaborate inform volunteers through a mobile app about where they are located. The volunteers collect the surplus food and distribute it where it’s needed most.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.feedingindia.org/

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    • Flashfood

      The Flashfood app allows grocery stores and restaurants to sell high-quality, surplus food at steep discounts to savvy shoppers. Shoppers see deals in their area and purchase items directly through Flashfood - saving money for shoppers, increasing revenue for vendors and lessening our collective environmental impact.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://flashfood.com/

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    • Food Freshness Card - Nature's Frequencies

      A 6” X 6“ Laminated Holographic Card custom programmed to assist in keeping breads, vegetables, and fruit fresher longer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodfreshnesscard.com/

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    • Food FWD

      Our vision at Food FWD is that no food should be sent to the landfill. Food FWD makes food waste diversion easy and economical for the triangle food industry. Our collection model tracks how much food a company is composting and incentivizes them to compost less by wasting less. We balance our business performance with our impact on the planet and improving our communities through engagement.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.foodfwdnc.com

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    • Food Link

      Food Link is a community organization that rescues fresh food, alleviates hunger, and contributes to environmental sustainability. Food Link currently partners with 12 retailers to provide food to around 30 distribution points throughout the community, delivering 1,000 pounds of food per day.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodlinkma.org/

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    • Food Rescue Partnership

      The Food Rescue Partnership is a coalition located in the Quad Cities (Iowa/Illinois border) that promotes rescuing food for its best possible use. The primary focus for rescuing food is through donation coordination, by establishing relationships between between potential donors and recipient agencies throughout the area to ensure excess food goes to feed people in need. Stakeholders provide education regarding how to get started in donating food, the policies that exist regarding liability and taxes, and contacts to match the donors with a recipient agency that can accept the type and quantity of food the donor has available. In addition, the food rescue partnership is working to learn about the additional options for inedible food (animal feed, composting, etc.) throughout the Quad Cities to ensure all food is being used as a resource and not ending up in the landfill. The Food Rescue Partnership operates in collaboration with the Riverbend Food Bank.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://foodrescueqc.org

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    • Food2Soil

      Food2Soil is an enterprise-based collective of businesses and gardeners in San Diego who want to direct their waste to create jobs and resources for the community. We hire local composters to transform pre-consumer food scraps contributed by member restaurants into soil for community gardens and urban farms.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.food2soil.net/

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    • FoodCloud

      We’re redistributing surplus food from over 1,000 food industry partners to over 3,000 charities in the UK and Ireland.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      www.food.cloud

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    • Food Connect

      We connect people with food. We take surplus food from your event or restaurant and deliver it to local community based organizations.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodconnectgroup.com/

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    • Food Connection

      Food Connection collects surplus food from restaurants and caterers in Asheville and delivers the food to those who will enjoy it in order to reduce food waste and ease the pain of immediate hunger. The food donations are coordinated through Dig Local in connection with Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville Taxi, and local non-profits.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodconnection.co/

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    • Food Cowboy

      Food Cowboy uses mobile technology to help food companies (throughout the supply chain) reduce their carbon footprints by routing wholesome unsaleable food to charities (anywhere in the country) and spoiled food to composters, anaerobic digesters, and other sustainable disposers, instead of to landfills. Its cloud-based systems facilitate scheduling, expedite tax paperwork, and offer food safety guidance so food can be routed appropriately without unacceptable risks or efficiency losses.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://foodcowboy.com/

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    • Food Donation Connection

      Food Donation Connection provides an alternative to discarding surplus wholesome food by linking food service donors with surplus food to local hunger relief agencies. We do this by creating and maintaining an efficient communication and reporting network that links available sources of food to those in need through these existing charitable organizations.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodtodonate.com/

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    • Food Finders

      Food Finders is a multiregional food bank and food rescue program headquartered in Lakewood, CA. We pick up donated food from hundreds of local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and produce markets and distribute it directly to missions, shelters and social service agencies to feed the needy and impoverished.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodfinders.org/

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    • Food for All

      Food For All helps to reduce food waste by allowing you to buy great food that restaurants did not sell by the end of the day, up to 80% cheaper than its original price.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.foodforall.us/

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    • Food for Free

      Bridging the gap between waste and want since 1981. Food For Free rescues fresh food (food that might otherwise go to waste) and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it can reach those in need. Launched in the spring of 2016, our Family Meals program re-purposes prepared foods into single-serving meals for people with limited access to kitchens. Family Meals uses surplus foods from university dining halls and other sources, rescued via our Prepared Foods Rescue program.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodforfree.org/

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    • Food Forward

      Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. We collect fresh fruits and vegetables that would normally go to waste from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://foodforward.org/

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    • Food Huggers

      Our mission is to design and create tools that make it easy to get the most enjoyment and nutrition possible from the groceries our customers buy and reduce the amount of food that gets wasted in the home.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodhuggers.com/

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    • Food Loop

      FoodLoop’s Retailer Platform ties grocer inventory system to consumer-facing mobile apps to provide real-time deals and personalized offers based on consumers’ interests, purchase history, and location.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplace, Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.foodloop.net/

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    • Food Recovery Network

      Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in America. Food Recovery Network unites students at colleges and universities to fight these issues by recovering surplus perishable food from their campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      http://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/

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    • Food Rescue - K-12 Food Rescue

      Food Rescue has connected over 600 schools and restaurants with food pantries since 2007, resulting in over a million meals annually being fed to children and families in need rather than landfills. There are currently over 400 school cafeterias across America in 9 states participating in K-12 Food Rescue, where students are given the choice to feed people not landfills with their unopened and unpeeled food that they choose not to eat.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodrescue.net/

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    • Food Rescue - Sainsbury's

      Hang on a minute. Before you throw your leftovers away, just pop your ingredients into the search below. We’ll rustle up meal ideas for you to make with the food that could’ve gone to waste. So, let’s get started...

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://wastelesssavemore.sainsburys.co.uk/food-rescue

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    • Food Rescue US

      Food Rescue US is committed to ending American food insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants, grocers and other food industry sources to food insecure families throughout the U.S. The unique use of our award-winning proprietary mobile technology increases access to fresh produce and perishables that are not available through the traditional warehouse models of food delivery that have long dominated the hunger and food-insecurity sectors.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://foodrescue.us/

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    • Food Shift

      Food Shift works with communities, businesses and government to shift behaviors toward a more sustainable use of food. Our programs increase awareness and action around food waste reduction; decrease the amount of edible food rotting in the landfill; and create jobs in the food recovery sector. Food Shift is more than a food recovery organization. We are shifting the problem of wasted food into a solution by developing sustainable solutions that address systemic issues behind food waste and hunger.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      http://foodshift.net/

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    • Foodbank

      Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia, a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. Recently began "Meals for Mates" program to feed rural Australians.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.foodbank.org.au/

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    • FoodBridge

      Through its online platform, FoodBridge sends immediate notifications about surplus food donations—food that would otherwise be waste—to registered organizations capable of putting it to good use. Project of U Empower of Maryland.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.myfoodbridge.org/

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    • FoodCycle

      To unite and nourish communities using surplus food.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://foodcycle.org.uk/

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    • Foodfully

      The Fridge shows your purchased items and which items are approaching spoilage so you never forget about your food. The Stove gives you recipes that prioritize the food that will spoil soonest. Set food preferences and search to find the best recipes for you! Connect your loyalty cards and/or accounts from numerous grocery stores. Get push notifications for soon-to-spoil food, so you don't come home to a fuzzy surprise.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodful.ly/

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    • Foodhall

      A kitchen and café in the city centre where people are invited to Cook or dine communally in a pay as you feel basis. The menu changes day to day and the meals are accessible to all as the fridge is always stocked with food that may have otherwise been thrown away.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Secondary marketplace, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodhallproject.com/

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    • FoodKeeper App

      The FoodKeeper helps you understand food and beverages storage. It will help you maximize the freshness and quality of items. By doing so you will be able to keep items fresh longer than if they were not stored properly. It was developed by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, with Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/foodkeeperapp/index.html

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    • FoodMaven

      FoodMaven™ is an Internet startup that provides a digital market for dated and perishable grocery items approaching expiration. These items are bought at steep discounts by food preparation establishments and conveniently delivered for a minimal fee. Grocery stores receive pure profits for inventory otherwise lost, and food prep establishments benefit from dramatically reduced costs for convenient food delivery.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodmaven.co/

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    • Foodperk

      Restaurants use Foodperk to post exclusive deals. Catch last-minute, limited quantity offers available in select areas. No registration is required. Just your email address. Every deal expires within 24 hours or less. Present your email confirmation to the cashier and enjoy your special Foodperk discount! For business owners — drum up business during slow hours, create a special happy hour, sell any fresh, last-minute items that can't be sold tomorrow!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.foodperkapp.com/

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    • FoodPlus

      We have built a smart B2B marketplace that accelerates the sale of surplus food by connecting food suppliers (e.g. manufacturers, distributors) who are left with a surplus stock, with potential buyers from hospitality industry (e.g. hotels, restaurants).

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foodplus.market/landing/

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    • FoodSaver

      A FoodSaver® Food Preservation System is the best way to keep food fresh up to 5X longer** which, in turn, saves you up to $2700 a year* and reduces food waste. It's a system that includes vacuum seal bags, vacuum zipper bags and containers designed to work together with vacuum sealers for optimal performance. The system removes air from bags and creates an air-tight seal to lock in freshness and protect food from spoiling.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.foodsaver.com/

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    • Foodstand

      Foodstand is a healthy and sustainable eating behavior change app. One of our most popular challenges is the No Food Waste Challenge. The app provides education on how and why to reduce food waste across all stages in the lifecycle, a simple tracking system to check your own behaviors, daily tips and reminders on how to cut food waste, and a social accountability system. We also deploy our No Food Waste Challenge in organizations and schools as a way to get an entire organization to reduce their food waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://thefoodstand.com

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    • FoPo

      In FoPo, we collect fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted (because they are ugly or too ripe) and turn them into dried powder, prolonging shelf-life from 2 weeks to about 2 years. That way, we maximize logistics by transporting compact-friendly powders while also preserving nutrients by up to 90%.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.hellofopo.com/

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    • FOR Solutions

      The patented aerobic in-vessel rotary drum digestion system is where the accelerated food scraps composting process occurs. This five-day, patented system is energy efficient, will not attract pests, and is virtually odorless. The result is high-quality, nutrient-dense organic compost that is immediately ready to use.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://forsolutionsllc.com/

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    • Forager Project

      All of our chips are made using our fresh pressed vegetables, ancient and sprouted grains and a touch of sea salt. Truly delicious with distinct rich flavor and satisfying crunch, Forager Vegetable Chips are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, vegan, corn-free and contain no trans fats.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://foragerproject.com/

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    • Forgotten Harvest

      Forgotten Harvest “rescued” 40.9 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 250 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area. Forgotten Harvest recently began a co-branding program with local manufacturers to increase brand exposure and bring in additional revenue to both parties.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.forgottenharvest.org/

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    • Freed Food Society

      We collect, upcycle and reintroduce into the market products that are not appreciated any more but still optimum for its consumtion. We are currently opperating in Whistler, BC, Canada. Our goal is to bring this project to as many communities as possible with your help.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://thefreedfoodsociety.org/

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    • Fresh Food Connect

      It's so simple. If you are harvesting more from your garden than you can eat, let us pick up your extra veggies, and we'll share it with people in your area who can really use it! Partnership between Groundwork Denver, Denver Urban Gardens, and Denver Food Rescue.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.freshfoodconnect.org/

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    • Fresh Surety

      FreshSurety measures freshness to provide up to the minute carton-level quality and value information. Low cost, disposable sensors measure and report temperature, moisture and metabolite data using a proprietary wireless communication system connected to the internet. This information is converted to carton-level product freshness and shelf life assessments essential for effective quality-based purchasing, logistics and merchandising decisions.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.freshsurety.com/

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    • FreshPaper - Fenugreen

      Natural produce saver sheets infused with organic spices that keep fruits & veggies fresh for up to 2-4x longer. FreshPaper sheets are designed to be dropped into any existing packaging, fridge drawer or fruit bowl filled with produce – a simple, intuitive design that can be used by anyone, in any part of the world.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.fenugreen.com/freshpaper

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    • Freshpoint Quality Assurance Ltd.

      We focus on the development and commercialization of innovative, patent protected solutions which meet the needs of industry’s mega trends, including: decreasing waste, traceability, safety, health and wellness. Our low cost, smart shelf life indicators help retailers, suppliers and consumers decrease waste by accurately indicating the true shelf life remaining for perishable food products.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.freshpoint-tti.com/

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    • Frezit Labs

      Frezit designs and manufacturers an innovative collection of smart waste disposal units ranging in sizes for residential and commercial use. Using a patent technology to freeze organic waste in smart bins, Frezit helps reduce landfill waste and incineration. The Frezit Commercial Division licenses (HAAS) it’s technology to nationwide sanitation departments to utilize in the reduction of organic waste in landfills.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.frez.it/

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    • Friendships Donation Network

      Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. The organization also operate Neighborhood Food Hubs, which make donating garden produce easy! A volunteer Hub Holder hosts a cooler on their front porch one day a week, which serves as the drop-off location for produce. The donations are distributed to food pantries, and when possible stay within the community where they are donated.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://friendshipdonations.org/

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    • Froodly

      Froodly allows shoppers in the Helsinki area to find expiring products at local supermarkets so that they can help reduce food waste and save money. The content of the application is crowdsourced to Froodly's contributors, in exchange for rewards. Froodly is working to minimise retail food waste to provide a sustainable food chain that cares about the environment.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      www.froodly.com

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    • Fruit Magpie

      I make fruit cheese (a type of fruit preserve) with produce from local urban gardens and allotments. I am passionate about local food and reducing food waste and this is behind everything I do.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://fruitmagpie.co.uk/

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    • FruitCubed

      We combined the powers of science and taste and developed FruitCubed. Fresh fruit, seaweed and some veggie proteins come together to create FruitCubed. What makes us different? Naturally extended shelf life – 2 months in chill. Using off-size fruit & vegetables to reduce food waste. Pre-portioned convenience - 1 portion of fruit per cube of packaging.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.fruitcubed.com/

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    • Fruitcycle - Together We Bake

      Fruitcycle is a social enterprise that makes delicious, healthy, locally sourced snacks. We focus on using produce that would otherwise go to waste and we provide jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated, homeless, or are otherwise disadvantaged.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.thefruitcycle.com/

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    • Fulcrum Bioenergy

      Fulcrum is a pioneer in the development of a reliable and efficient process for transforming everyday household garbage into low-carbon transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel. Our low-cost process will reduce our dependence on imported oil, create new clean energy jobs and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional petroleum production.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://fulcrum-bioenergy.com/

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    • Full Circle Feed

      For far too long, our society has ignored and disposed of billions of tons of valuable extra food. Within this food there is energy and nutrients that can be captured and reused. Full Circle Feed does just that! Our treats are made with vegetables, meats, fruits, and breads from restaurant buffets that were prepared but not served. The result is a healthy, delicious, environmentally-sustainable dog treat!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.fullcirclefeed.com/

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    • Full Cycle BioPlastics

      Full Cycle Bioplastics (FCB) has developed a profitable and eco-friendly waste to bioplastic conversion technology in a scalable platform. FCB’s proprietary biotechnology process can convert a full range of organic waste materials into polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a high performance biodegradable substitute for petroleum-based plastics. This bioplastic resin can be manufactured into finished goods that, upon reaching the end of their useful life, can be reintroduced back into our system and reformed anew repeatedly.

      View Innovator

      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://fullcyclebioplastics.com/

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    • Full Harvest

      Full Harvest helps growers get the most out of a harvest and food companies save money by bringing farm excess to market. We are a B2B platform connecting large farms to food & beverage businesses to sell discounted, yet perfectly good surplus and imperfectly shaped produce that would have otherwise gone to waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://fullharvest.co/

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    • Full Plate Ventures - Farm to Freeze

      Farm to Freezer is a new brand of delicious, healthy, and locally-produced foods from vegetables that are frozen at the peak of ripeness. Your purchase of Farm to Freezer products allows us to provide this nutrient-rich food at deep discount to local hunger relief agencies for those in need.

      View Innovator

      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://farmtofreezer.wordpress.com/about/who-we-are/

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    • Gainesville Compost

      Gainesville Compost is a pedal-powered community compost network in Gainesville, Florida. Today, our Bike-Powered Food Waste Diversion program collects kitchen waste from numerous local restaurants, cafes, bars, and residents and turns it into a rich and diverse blend of local compost and vermicompost called Soil Food.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://gainesvillecompost.com/

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    • Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

      Galloping Grace Youth Ranch, a nonprofit working ranch in Rio Rancho New Mexico, educates children about ranching, farming and sustainable practices through the raising of livestock and the growing of crops. The Ranch has working relationships with area grocery stores, food banks and schools to collect over 1 million pounds of food annually that would otherwise go to the landfill. The Ranch uses these food scraps to feed their herd of cattle, pigs, chickens and goats at the ranch. The livestock are used in youth camps, 4-H projects, and a number of youth-focused farm educational programs. When the livestock reach finishing weight, they are sent to a local processing facility and the meat is subsequently donated back to the regional food bank. Recently, in April of this year, GGYR donated 1,500 lbs of pork to the food bank.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Animal feed, Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.ggyr.org/

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    • Gander

      Gander's mission is to turn potential overstock and quiet periods into an opportunity for both businesses and consumers. Users save money and discover new places. Businesses avoid surplus stock, grow incidental sales and improve local awareness. The environment is happy. Everybody wins.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.gander.co/

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    • Garbage to Garden

      Garbage to Garden is Maine's first and the nation's most successful subscription-based curbside composting service. Garbage to Garden provides composting and comprehensive recycling solutions for 8,000 households, businesses, schools, and events throughout southern Maine, and now the greater Boston area.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://garbagetogarden.org/

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    • Gebni

      Gebni is a the world’s first food ordering platform applying real-time demand-adjusted pricing to restaurant take-out to sell food more efficiently and prevent excess inventory. This is done by creating more dynamic customer bases that would capture previously priced-out customers that are able to purchase meals at more affordable prices when demand is low. Gebni also allows users to pre-order meals up to 2 weeks in advance while giving them guaranteed discounts for such orders.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.gebni.com/

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    • Good Food Recovery - The gitm Foundation

      Recovering unsold, surplus food is easy with Good Food Recovery’s Web application, which will match food donations with hunger relief organizations and volunteer food runners for transportation. Good Food Recovery is powered by the application ChowMatch – a software technology that uses matching logic to connect agencies with surplus food donated by restaurants, grocery stores, caterers, farms, home growers and many others.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.believegitm.com/2016/good-food-recovery/#

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    • Goodr

      The Goodr App merges food rescue with mobile technology, provides economic opportunity to drivers, saves families struggling with food security money and reduces waste in our community. While informing the donor of their impact in pounds donated and meals provided.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://goodrapp.com/

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    • Goterra

      A sustainable livestock feed protein made from Soldier Fly Larvae. We envision an affordable, palatable, sustainable feed option with comparable nutrient analysis to Fish meals. We grow our larvae using food and agricultural waste from the Canberra region.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://goterra.com.au/

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    • Graybill Processing, Inc.

      Graybill Processing, Inc. is a food recycler focused on pre-consumer waste diversion from landfill. We also offer unique animal feed products like Chocolate Feed and Candymeal.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed, Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.graybillprocessing.com

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    • Green Mountain Compost

      We are the largest composting facility in the state of Vermont, using static aerated piles to process food and yard waste into high quality compost and soil products. in addition, we process a majority of the post-consumer food waste in Chittenden County.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.greenmountaincompost.com

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    • Green Cone

      The Green Cone Composter System is designed to accelerate the natural decomposition process by raising temperatures, maintaining aerobic conditions, and encouraging the growth of micro-organisms. The system processes almost all household food waste, including vegetable scraps, raw and cooked meat or fish, bones, dairy products and other organic food waste such as bread and pasta.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.greencone.ca/

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    • Green Mountain Technologies

      Green Mountain Technologies has developed a comprehensive product line that includes sophisticated large-scale technologies for biosolids, windrows, Aerated Static Pile (ASP) solutions, cutting-edge software and probes and some of the most popular in-vessel systems in the country.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://compostingtechnology.com/

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    • Grind2Energy - Emerson

      Grind2Energy’s innovative food waste recycling system decreases your contribution to landfills and helps to generate clean, renewable energy. It also helps keep your facility cleaner and more efficient.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://grind2energy.com/

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    • Grocery Outlet

      In 1946, Jim Read started selling military surplus for deep discounts and Grocery Outlet has been wowing bargain-minded shoppers ever since. Delivering thrilling deals has become our mission; in fact, it’s led us to become the nation’s largest extreme value grocery retailer. We offer brand-name, quality products at up to 40-70% off conventional retail prices.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://groceryoutlet.com/

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    • GrowingSoul

      GrowingSOUL is dedicated to educating the public about the vital role of human interdependence and reciprocity in developing and promoting a ZERO WASTE sustainable food system that benefits the health of individuals, communities, and our planet. At growingSOUL, we demonstrate and teach the strategies necessary to create a zero-waste food cycle including composting, local food production, preparation, and preservation all fueled by renewable energies. We call this program "Putting Stock in Your Community."

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing, Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery; recycling
      http://www.growingsoul.org/

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    • GrowNYC

      GrowNYC Zero Waste Programs operate the largest network of food scrap drop-off sites in NYC.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://grownyc.org

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    • Grub Cycle

      Obtain surplus food products from supermarkets at an affordable price with no delivery cost. Enjoy delicious surplus cakes and bakeries from as little as RM 3. Increase the lifespan of perishable food by creating a farm to table product out of surplus fruits and vegetables. Part of our profit goes to subsidise the cost of basic food necessities for the lower income families.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation, Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://grubcycle.my/

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    • Grubbly Farms

      Grubbly Farms was formed to combat the continuously rising cost of livestock feed by developing a sustainable source of protein. The increasing price of feed, which is the single largest expense of raising livestock, is causing undue hardships for farms of all sizes and running many farmers out of business. Through the growth and processing of black soldier fly larvae, Grubbly Farms converts organic waste into high value and sustainable proteins, oils, and fertilizers.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://grubblyfarms.com/

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    • Grubtubs

      Grubtubs support Urban and near-urban American farmers by integrating our cities with our Farms. By using black soldier fly grubs to recycle food 
into animal feed, 
Grubtubs can lower feed cost up to 40%.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.grubtubs.com

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    • Halfy Hour

      Halfy Hour allows restaurants to post their food at whatever discount they want, at any time of the day. Restaurants are also able to set recurring deals, so they don't have to open the app each day-- the pre-chosen number of deals will automatically be added to their menu each day at the specified time. Halfy Hour is great for restaurants looking to promote their store to thousands of people nearby, and Halfy Hour also provides a way for restaurants that have surplus food at the end of the day to sell that food on a short time frame.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.halfyhourapp.com/

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    • Hardtack - Jaw Brew

      Hardtack, the blonde beer which launches today, is made by Jaw Brew in partnership with Aulds using surplus rolls that are baked fresh each morning

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.jawbrew.co.uk/hardtack-launches-blonde-beer-made-bread/

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    • Harvest Power

      We make communities organically sustainable by recycling their organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.harvestpower.com/home/

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    • Hawkes Cider

      With your help, we at Hawkes aim to produce our Urban Orchard cider including apples sourced by you, apples from community orchards, local spaces and back gardens that can help us make a truly unique cider. We believe that by using urban apples as part of our blend it can produce a tangible outcome that communities can support and nurture, helping promote sustainability, fights against food waste and encourages local food buying and sourcing.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://wearehawkes.com/hawkes#apple-donorsSection

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    • Hazel Technologies - FruitBrite

      Hazel Technologies’ biodegradable FruitBrite™ capsule has the potential to provide unprecedented control of produce freshness, eliminating extensive waste in the food supply chain and shrinkage for produce distributors.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.hazeltechnologies.com/#about

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    • Healthy Food for All

      Healthy Food for all is a project of Madison Northside Planning Council and specializes in the recovery of bulk prepared foods from large cafeterias and events as well as produce from local farms. Prepared foods are brought to a commercial kitchen, repackaged into household size containers, labeled, and frozen. Produce is donated or field gleaned, cleaned, and aggregated in a commercial kitchen. All products are distributed at no charge directly to low income households or delivered to food pantries and other facilities where low income households congregate.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donated food processing, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.hffadane.org

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    • Healthy Soil Compost LLC

      Healthy Soil Compost, LLC utilizes bicycles and motor-vehicles to haul organic waste. We partner with licensed organic recyclers to process local, organic waste back into nutrient-rich energy for increasing soil health and community urban farming. We provide residents and businesses with all materials to start composting and reducing the load headed to landfills every day.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.healthysoilcompost.com/

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    • Hewn Bakery

      All of our breads are naturally fermented without any preservatives, chemicals or additives. We use 100% organic ingredients and each loaf is baked fresh everyday. Hewn offers a "Spent Grain" bread that is made from spent grain byproducts generated at local breweries.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://hewnbread.com/

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    • Hidden Harvest

      Hidden Harvest is a produce ­recovery pro­gram­ that e­m­ploys l­o­w income farm workers to "rescue" produce that is left behind in the fields and orchards aft­er harvest.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.hiddenharvest.org/#who-we-are

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    • Homebiogas

      HomeBiogas is a small size system which converts food scraps and animal manure into clean, renewable biogas for cooking and liquid fertilizer. It brings off-the-grid, compact, and user-friendly waste-to-energy into your backyard.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.homebiogas.com/

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    • Hometown Foods, LLC

      Hometown Foods, LLC supports the education of farmers, food entrepreneurs and consumers to grow, design, process and market frozen and vacuum packed local and regional products made from unsold small and mid-scale local and regional farmers crops to meet the convenience and health needs of today’s consumers via a nearby Harvest Kitchen.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://hometownfoods.harvestkitchens.net/

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    • Hooba Foods

      Producer of vegetarian foods using mushrooms to provide a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional meat based products. Hooba Foods utilizes mushroom stalks, which are turned into a meat-like protein substitute, and sells the caps to create a revenue stream.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.hoobafoods.com/

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    • How2Compost

      Launched in 2016, the How2Compost label program is an on-package label that let’s you know that the package is BPI-certified compostable and includes a helpful URL for more information about composting. The program is an extension of the highly successful How2Recycle label program.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.how2recycle.info/how2compost

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    • Hummingbird

      A Hummingbird Urban Biomass facility diverts organic waste not used for composting, and converts it to fuel. Because we use source separated organics only, and not mixed municipal trash, the fuel can supply clean energy in the form of heat and/or electricity. At the end of the process all that is left is a mineral rich ash that can be beneficially returned to the earth.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://hummingbird-energy.com/

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    • Hungry Harvest

      Hungry Harvest is on a mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the United States. We are a produce delivery service that recovers produce - fruits and vegetables that would normally go to waste for cosmetic or logistical reasons - from farms and wholesalers. We then triage, hand-package, and deliver these fruits and vegetables in variety boxes to customers'​ homes at a discounted rate.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.hungryharvest.net/

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    • Impact Bioenergy

      Impact Bioenergy’s distributed bioenergy solutions reduce energy & disposal costs by generating energy from adjacent organic waste streams. Our prefabricated bioenergy units are uniquely engineered and sized to allow organizations and communities to practice onsite bioenergy food waste diversion, thus substantially reducing multiple costs and generating a faster ROI than wind or solar.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://impactbioenergy.com/

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    • ImpactVision

      Our mission is to build a more transparent and effective global food system, using hyperspectral technology. We are creating a software platform, which will provide information about the quality and characteristics of different foods non-invasively and rapidly, using image recognition and predictive learning.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.impactvi.com/

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    • Imperfect Produce

      In America, 1 in 5 fruits and vegetables grown don't fit grocery stores' strict cosmetic standards -- the crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the undersized apple -- usually causing them to go to waste. Imperfect's mission is to find a home for these "ugly" fruits and veggies, starting with our produce delivery subscription in the Bay Area and Los Angeles (CA). And because they look a little funny, you get the 30-50% off!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.imperfectproduce.com/home

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    • Industrial/Organic

      A recycling facility to rapidly process organic waste with low odor and emissions.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.industrialorganic.co/

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    • Infratab

      Infratab, Inc. makes and sells smart sensors and software that answer the question, “How fresh is it?” Together these components make up Infratab Freshtime. Infratab’s Freshtime technology platform simply and securely monitors, tracks and traces a perishable’s condition.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.infratab.com/

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    • Innovation Thru Energy Co. Ltd

      We have disruptive IP that is capable of maintaining ‘constant’ temperature for +24 hours from -25C to 25C. This is called IceBattery(R) Systems(IBS) and is the ONLY portable refrigerated/freezer system in the world that can provide constant temperature.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.icebattery.jp/

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    • InspiraFarms

      InspiraFarms supplies Food-safe Certification-ready modular food processing and cold storage technologies that significantly reduce operating costs and perishable losses.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.inspirafarms.com/

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    • Institute for Local Self-Reliance

      The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s national Composting for Community Initiative promotes a decentralized and diverse composting infrastructure as part of a comprehensive food waste reduction strategy. We provide research and information, technical assistance and training, policy advocacy, and convenings and have active projects on the ground in Baltimore, DC, Atlanta and other cities. We have published numerous resources on food waste recovery spanning composting basics, national statistics, job generation data, and model policies and programs.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://ilsr.org/initiatives/composting/

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    • InStock

      Instock is an initiative where chefs create dishes with all the food that usually doesn't reach our plates. Our mission? Reducing food waste! Supporting our idea is very simple: come and eat at Instock!

      View Innovator

      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces, Donation coordination, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.instock.nl/en/

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    • Island Grown Initiative

      We support a resilient and equitable food system on Martha's Vineyard by providing food and agriculture education and developing infrastructure to make a year-round local food system viable.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.igimv.org/

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    • It's Fresh!

      Our breakthrough product is the It’s Fresh! filter, which includes our unique ‘e+ active’. It works by removing ethylene, the ripening hormone, away from fresh produce, creating a protected atmosphere or ‘Freshasphere’ around all types of fruits and vegetables. In transit, in stores and in the home.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.itsfresh.com/default.asp

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    • JavaCycle

      At JavaCycle we develop and market sustainable products made from coffee industry and other agricultural by-products. JavaCycle is 100% organic and sustainable, holds water for slow release, has no offensive odor, and is safe for people and pets.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.java-cycle.com/

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    • Joseph Joseph

      Recycle your waste responsibly with our Intelligent Waste range. Our award-winning waste and recycling bin lets you keep all the elements of your recycling in separate compartments with their own special bin liners, making it easy when it’s time to put out the recycling. Buy your replacement liners, filters and accessories here too.

      View Innovator

      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.josephjoseph.com/en-us/cleaning/intelligent-waste

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    • Josephine

      An online marketplace for home cooked food. We hope to change the way people eat by unlocking the supply of locally home cooked meals while empowering cooks to make money feeding their neighborhood from their homes.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://josephine.com/about

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    • JustEgg

      Formed in 2003, JustEgg is a family run business that operates from a purpose-built site in North Leicester. This hard-boiled egg producer has found an innovative way to recycle egg shells into a powder that can be added to plastics to make them more durable.

      View Innovator

      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.justegg.co.uk/

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    • Keep Austin Fed

      Keep Austin Fed is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that helps feed hungry people by rescuing perishable surplus food from commercial kitchens and grocery stores, thereby also keeping this food out of the waste stream. Keep Austin Fed provides pickup services for food donors, delivery services for recipient organizations, and this transportation conforms to industry food safety standards.

      View Innovator

      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://keepaustinfed.org/

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    • KinoSol

      KinoSol is a small-scale, solar powered dehydrator for fruits, vegetables and grains. It is fully powered with natural solar energy and uses no electric inputs. The goal of KinoSol is to end food waste, increase nutrient availability, and improve the livelihoods of subsistence farmers around the world.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.getkinosol.com/#savethethird

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    • Kitchens for Good

      Kitchens for Good develops social enterprise kitchens that provide culinary job training for the unemployed, while simultaneously transforming cosmetically imperfect produce into nutritious meals for the hungry. In addition to tackling issues of food waste, hunger and unemployment, we operate a profitable food and catering enterprise, Kitchens for Good Catering and Events, that creates livable wage jobs for culinary graduates, and generates significant profits to reinvest into social programs.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://kitchensforgood.org/

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    • Knox - Rijk Zwaan

      One of our most recent successful convenience innovations is Knox: a trait which reduces pinking in lettuce after cutting. As a result, Knox extends shelf life and therefore will reduce waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.rijkzwaanusa.com/

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    • Kromkommer

      Kromkommer is a social enterprise that aims to contribute to the reduction of food waste. About 10% of vegetables is wasted simply because they don't look good enough or because there is too much of it. Our goal is to get these veggies back on our plates. We tell the story of this beloved produce with creative campaigns and our own line of wonky vegetable soups.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.kromkommer.com/english/

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    • LA Kitchen

      L.A. Kitchen partners with regional farmers and produce suppliers to purchase or recover fresh fruits and vegetables, and transforms it into nutritious snacks and meals that strengthen the community. L.A. Kitchen’s job training program prepares unemployed individuals, particularly youth aging out of foster care and older adults exiting the prison system, to build careers in the culinary industry.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.lakitchen.org/

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    • La Soupe

      Headed by chef Suzy DeYoung, La Soupe rescues otherwise wasted produce to create delicious and highly-nutritious meals for customers, non-profits and food-insecure families. Food is rescued from local grocers, food distributors, and farmers and transformed by La Soupe staff and local chefs who take the “Bucket Brigade” challenge. In 2016, La Soupe rescued 125,000 pounds of food and donated 95,000 servings.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://lasoupecincinnati.com/home/

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    • LastMinuteSottoCasa

      Food business owners can communicate in real-time to customers when you have close to expired products or items that remain unsold. With the app LastMinuteSottoCasa, communicate simultaneously to thousands of people around you who will receive your offers and will buy without sacrificing the quality of your products.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.lastminutesottocasa.it/

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    • LeanPath

      LeanPath provides food waste prevention systems to the international hospitality, foodservice, and restaurant industries. The company's waste tracking technology helps foodservice operators reduce food waste, save food dollars and operate more sustainable facilities. LeanPath solutions include data collection terminals connected to scales and cameras, cloud-based analytics, and training and coaching services.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.leanpath.com/

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    • Linpac

      LINPAC champions the reduction of food waste through continuous innovation in packaging technology for the protection, preservation and presentation of your products.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.linpacpackaging.com.au/en

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    • LiquiGlide

      Billions of tons of products are wasted every year because they stick to their packaging. LiquiGlide drastically reduces the amount of waste by allowing products to easily evacuate their containers and avoid the landfill.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://liquiglide.com/

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    • Little Herds

      Little Herds is an educational nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, teaching the next generation about insects as a resource efficient, nutritious and delicious food or feed through experiential STEAM based programs; family friendly events; public advocacy outreach; and partnerships with educators, universities and other organizations.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.littleherds.org/

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    • Local Roots

      Local Roots NYC brings sustainably produced and locally grown food to New Yorkers. As part of this mission, we offer a Farmer's Share: our farmers choose a share of items each week that may be oddly shaped, partially scarred or bruised, or otherwise un-sellable in other markets. We believe this produce is still perfectly delicious and beautiful and sell it to our customers at a discounted rate.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://localrootsnyc.org/

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    • Loop Closing

      Loop Closing diverts urban food waste from landfills using on-site composting systems and delivers the finished compost back to our farm soils in underused transportation resources (e.g. vehicles formerly returning to the farm empty.) LC collaborates with waste generators, addressing cultural obstacles to change, and leveraging early adaptors including reuse agencies and underrepresented communities.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      www.loopclosing.com

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    • Love Your Leftovers - App and Cookbook

      Get the app today — for FREE — to stop wasting food. Not only will we help you find the perfect recipe for those leftover ingredients, we will also show you; how to plan your menu to avoid waste, and how to store leftover ingredients to keep them fresher for longer.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.loveyourleftovers.nsw.gov.au/

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    • Lovin' Spoonfuls

      Lovin’ Spoonfuls is an organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.lovinspoonfulsinc.org/

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    • Mad Agriculture

      We harness the nutrient recycling abilities of insects to turn food waste into a protein rich feed supplement so we can be less dependent on unsustainable ingredients like fishmeal and soy.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.madagriculture.org/

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    • Manna Food Center

      Manna Food Center is at the center of ending hunger in Montgomery County. Community is at the heart of all we do – and our core programs deliver the nutritious food, life skills and connections that enable them to tap into their own capacities and thrive.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.mannafood.org/

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    • MealBoard

      MealBoard combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries and pantry management into a single app. It is fully customizable. You can manage your recipes, ingredients, food categories, meal types, stores, store aisles, grocery items and many more with its clean, uncluttered interface.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.mealboard.com/

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    • MEANS Database

      MEANS (Matching Excess And Needs for Stability) Database is a nonprofit dedicated to improving communication between emergency feeding systems like food shelves and soup kitchens along with the donors who stock them. In order to make this happen, we have partnered with nonprofits, companies, and a variety of other organizations to help us meet the needs within industries dedicated to fighting hunger. We are currently active in 45 different states.

      View Innovator

      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.meansdatabase.com/

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    • Mesh Exchange

      Mesh Exchange is a B2B marketplace for surplus food. Our platform streamlines the re-distribution process for unsold food by matching safe and nutritious food to alternative markets.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://meshxchange.com/

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    • MintScraps

      MintScraps is a cloud-based software platform that helps restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses track their food waste and save money. We help give businesses transparency into their waste streams so that they can take action on waste reduction and cost savings.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.mintscraps.com/

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    • MISFIT Juicery

      MISFIT makes cold-pressed juice from MISFIT fruits and veggies: produce that's perfectly good to eat but would get wasted otherwise because it's the wrong size, shape, or color to be sold at retail. In doing so, we're tackling the 6 billion pounds of produce that go unharvested or unsold every year in the U.S.—largely because of aesthetic standards.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://misfitjuicery.co/

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    • MM Local Foods

      MM Local partners with local family farmers to can and preserve produce at the height of ripeness. It’s real, local food that tastes like it’s supposed to, so we can all eat local and delicious, all year round.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://mmlocalfoods.com/

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    • Moisson Montreal

      We gather food donations and basic products all year long and free of charge, and distribute them to community organizations on the Island of Montreal. With your support, we have become the largest food bank in Canada distributing foodstuffs.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.moissonmontreal.org/en/

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    • Move for Hunger

      Move For Hunger is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that teams up with relocation companies across the country to fight hunger and reduce food waste, creating one of the nation’s largest year-round service programs. Our movers offer to pick up the unopened, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to their local food banks.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://moveforhunger.org/

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    • Natavo Zero - Naturo Technologies

      Naturo Pty Ltd develops original and healthy technologies and products for businesses in the food sector, focusing on Natural ways to extend shelf life and enhance nutritional value. Natavo Zero™ technology: Naturo has developed a world-first ‘All Natural’ technology which stops the browning and is setting a new standard for cut and pulped avocado.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.naturotechnologies.com/

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    • Natural Cuts

      Natural Cuts is the byproduct of years of hard science research, married with an astute eye for customer needs. The science behind Natural Cuts was developed by a team of Cornell University food scientists who had themselves experienced the problems caused by the relatively short shelf lives of fresh produce. Vipul Saran, one of our co-founders and an entrepreneur, has spent a significant portion of his life in the agricultural sector both as a scientist and owner of a potato farming co-op in India. His empathy for the problems faced by farmers in India and his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to commercialize his research into what is now Natural Cuts. Natural Cuts' offerings seek to solve key pain points for our customers through substantially increased shelf-life and reduced caloric value without sacrificing product quality. Natural Cuts' products do not require refrigeration or freezing, greatly reducing their environmental impact through reduced energy utilization.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.natural-cuts.com

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    • neighbourly

      neighbourly.com is the internet platform that helps communities and charities make a noise about the local projects they care about, and helps people and companies listen and understand how they might give support. Companies search for projects where CSR funds, employee volunteer time and food donations can make a difference. And the neighbourly engine matches them up to help activity get underway locally on a scale that's not been possible before.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.neighbourly.com/aboutfood/index

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    • Nenko Advisors International - RASP Post Harvest Solutions

      RASP is an off-the-grid, alternative energy, agricultural cold storage facility aimed at preventing post-harvest loss of fruits and vegetables worldwide.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.raspllc.com/

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    • Neo Energy

      NEO Energy is a renewable energy development company committed to helping corporations save and communities conserve. Our mission is to create viable and cost-saving ways to produce renewable power from food waste, while keeping that waste out of landfills and destroying—yes, destroying—greenhouse gases.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.neoenergyusa.com/

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    • NewfoodZ

      Food technology company that has combined 5 distinctive technologies to efficiently and naturally preserve, dehydrate and mill almost any raw food. The science behind NewfoodZ is its innovative, low-energy, chemical-free preservation and dehydration process. One of the side benefits of the process is that it produces potable water.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.newfoodz.com/

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    • nextProtein

      We rear beneficial insects such as fly larvae on organic waste, primarily traceable fruits and vegetables sourced from food distributors and agricultural waste. The bioconversion process generates valuable components of animal feed: an insect based protein (for aquaculture, livestock and pets), an extracted fat and an organic natural fertilizer for use in agriculture.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.nextprotein.co/

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    • Nexus Bioenergy

      Nexus Bioenergy helps the food and beverage industry recover energy and nutrients from low value byproducts and waste biomass. Nexus’s Bio1 Refinery is a combined anaerobic-digestion and composting system that produces electricity and fertilizer from a variety of feedstocks utilizing a patented high solids digestion technology developed at Colorado State University. Nexus's Bio1 Refinery is the only biogas system delivered as a prefabricated, turnkey, modular system for rapid assembly and startup on the customer’s site.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://nexusbioenergy.com/

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    • No Food Waste

      No Food Waste is an edible food Recovery Project which serves the surplus excess foods from Weddings, Parties and other events to the hungry and deprived.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.nofoodwaste.in/

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    • NoFoodWasted App

      Allows shoppers to see discounted food items that are nearing their "best before" date at participating supermarkets throughout the Netherlands. Users can also input their shopping list to the app and receive push notifications on their smartphones when an item on their list is discounted.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      www.nofoodwasted.com

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    • Normandy Waste Management

      Normandy Waste Management Systems provides hardware and software solutions to track waste streams in commercial food production. The software enables customers to track waste streams by line, type and shift. Data is available (real-time) via a web-based login and offers access to volumes in the waste disposal container and historical data on servicing. Normandy WMS was created by a food by-product recycling company with over twenty years experience in the food manufacturing industry. This experience has given us a detailed knowledge of how much value is lost when ingredients are diverted from their primary market into the by-product market, as well as how deep food manufacturing waste costs can cut into a company’s profits.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http:///www.normandywms.com/

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    • Nourish Now

      Nourish Now works to alleviate food insecurity in Montgomery County, MD and beyond by reducing the waste of unused fresh food. Nourish Now strives to meet this goal by collecting surplus fresh food from our dedicated food donor partners throughout the Washington D.C. metro area. Food is then redistributed directly to families in need and to over 60 other Montgomery County, Maryland nonprofit organizations that provide food assistance to those in need.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://nourishnow.org/

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    • Nutrinsic Corporation

      Nutrinsic is a pioneer in providing commercial nutrition solutions through the upcycling of unused nutrients. By recovering nutrients, we help food and beverage processors deliver clean water to the environment and eliminate the need to dispose of waste. This process creates an economically and environmentally sustainable source of premium protein for animal nutrition.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://nutrinsic.com/

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    • NYC Compost Project

      The NYC Compost Project helps to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild City soils by giving New Yorkers the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/residents/nyc-compost-project.shtml

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    • Obeo

      Obeo food waste box is the convenient counter top solution to separating food waste at home. Simply fill Obeo with all household food waste. When full Obeo, along with its contents, goes directly into the organic bin and a new box is opened.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://weareobeo.com/

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    • Oberon Fuels

      Converting organics into DME (clean burning form of CNG) that trucks can run on. Oberon Fuels has developed proprietary skid-mounted, small-scale production units that convert methane and carbon dioxide to DME from various feedstocks, such as biogas and natural gas. This small-scale process circumvents the financial, infrastructure, and permitting challenges that large-scale projects confront.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.oberonfuels.com/

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    • OddBox

      Oddbox is a UK based social enterprise that fights food waste by reclaiming misshapen and surplus fruit and vegetables from local farms & markets and delivering them directly to homes and workplaces in London.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.oddbox.co.uk/

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    • Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program - Ohio Association of Food Banks

      The Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program (OACP) directs surplus agricultural products from more than 100 Ohio farmers, growers, and producers to Ohio’s 12 Feeding America foodbanks.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://ohiofoodbanks.org/programs/program-detail.php?id=3&page=10

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    • OLIO

      A free app that connects people with their neighbours so that surplus food from the home can be shared rather than thrown away. Simply upload a photo of your items and neighbours living nearby receive an alert, can request what they want and pop round to pick it up. Our volunteers also collect unsold food from local supermarkets & bakeries at the end of the day and redistribute it to the local community via the app. OLIO is based in the UK, but the app is being used all over the world.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      http://olioex.com/

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    • OnSite Waste Solutions

      OnSite Waste solutions is a distributor of dehydration technology and equipment that reduces the unavoidable food waste by 85% to 90+%, on-site at the food waste generator's facility. In addition to reducing waste hauling costs due to fewer pickups, it eliminates odor, pests and leaching issues. The resulting two by-products are a highly concentrated organic ( HCO ) that can be reused / recycled as: (i) a soil-like amendment, (II) compost accelerant, (III) animal feed, or (IV) fuel pellet and it generates filtered water ( H2O ) that can be recycled / reused. Lastly, by diverting food waste from our landfills it reduces Greenhouse gas ( GHG ) emissions as well as reducing congestion and damage to our freeways due to fewer waste hauler pickups.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.onsitewaste.org

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    • OptiMiam

      This is a location-based mobile application that connects local shops to consumers around them in real-time to sell stocks of fresh products as flash exclusive offers.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.optimiam.com/index.html

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    • ORCA

      ORCA is the ultimate waste management system. Working on site in your facility to "digest" all your food waste, ORCA turns it into environmentally safe water that flows straight into the municipal sewage system. With no bags or garbage bins of food waste to dispose of, there's no need to pay for trucks to haul the waste to landfills or remote composting facilities.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.feedtheorca.com/

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    • Orderly App

      We’ve built the Orderly App as an easy-to-use app that helps restaurants move away from the manual, time consuming processes that exist today. The result is paperless invoicing, automated accounting, painless inventory and food spending dashboards that help restaurants save time and save money.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.getorderly.com/

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    • Organic Waste Logistics

      The OWL solution is a fully managed service for disposal of organic waste. We install a vacuum storage unit, called a BioWhale, for disposal of your food waste. When the Biowhale's tank is full, the OWL team delivers the waste to a local anaerobic digestion plant for recycling into energy and fertilizer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.organicwastelogistics.com/

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    • Organix Recycling

      Organix Recycling was established in 2009 for the explicit purpose of diverting food recyclables from landfills to more environmentally sustainable options. Since then, we have become the largest collector of supermarket food recyclables in the United States, servicing more than 34 states and Puerto Rico. Provide collection services for food waste to a range of diversion options (animal feed, AD, composting).

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.organixrecycling.com/

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    • OzHarvest

      OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 800 charities. OzHarvest was instrumental in getting the "Civil Liberties Amendment Act" passed, which protects donors from liability.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      http://www.ozharvest.org/

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    • Peels & Wheels

      A Neighborhood Food Waste Pickup & Composting Program of New Haven Farms Inc.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.newhavenfarms.org/compost

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    • Peninsula Food Runners (powered by ChowMatch)

      In 2013 the marriage of technology (chowmatch) with the evolution of proven models (ie. SF'sfood Runner 1985, Berkeley's daily bread 1982) was put to practice under the direction of Peninsula Food runners (PFR). PFR is a non profit food recovery organization that services San Mateo and Santa Clara counties by addressing its dual mission of reducing food insecurities and food waste with the engagement of community volunteers. PFR's services has been free to both donors and recipients. As of today over 1.6 million lbs of food have been redistributed back into the communities. This coming year, PFR will hire its first back up driver and dispatcher while increasing its recipient base to 200 organizations, all accomplished with the help of over 400 volunteers to service over 300 donors. PFR growth was accelerated with the help of the technology ChowMatch which streamline the donation process from donors to recipients in real time.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.peninsulafoodrunners.org

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    • Perfectly Imperfect Produce - Forest City Weingart Produce Co.

      We are a produce wholesaler located in Cleveland, Ohio. 30% of food grown in the United States is never eaten. Some, only because it doesn't look... "Perfect." So we're Boxing Up Perfectly Imperfect Produce and Opening our wholesale warehouse to the public. Offering a subscription service in Cleveland and surrounding counties.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.perfectlyimperfectproduce.com/

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    • Persea Naturals

      Persea Naturals LLC is dedicated to the discovery and commercialization of food additives of natural origin, including AvoColor - a novel food color in the yellow to red spectrum that is derived from avocado pits.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://avocolor.com/

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    • Philabundance

      Philabundance seeks to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever. We serve approximately 90,000 people per week, a third of whom are children and 15% of whom are seniors. Recently, Philabundance partnered with the Drexel Food Lab to produce "Rescued Relish" from surplus produce.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.philabundance.org/

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    • Phood LLC

      Phood's software makes it easy for foodservice professionals to manage the food that is wasted in their kitchens. With the data collected, our software provides actionable insights on how, where, and when waste can be reduced. This leads to decreases in the purchasing and labor costs and the overall environmental impact of food production.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://phoodsolutions.com/

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    • Plan Zheroes

      Plan Zheroes tackles the parallel problems of food waste and food poverty. We enable and empower local communities to create networks of businesses, charities and volunteers for the distribution of surplus food to people in need via a free online platform - planzheroes.org.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://planzheroes.org/#!/

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    • Positive Effects, LLC

      Positive Effects, LLC is a recycling company that focuses on food scraps collection and composting. We offer free services to schools, as well as municipality services (curbside/drop-off), which we charge for based on volume. In addition, produce grown with our compost is donated to pantries or directly to communities.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.positiveeffectsllc.com/

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    • Power Knot

      Power Knot provides safe and economically sound solutions for commercial, industrial, and military customers globally seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. The LFC (Liquid Food Composter) allows customers to reduce the expense, inconvenience, and mess of disposing of waste food that would otherwise be hauled to a landfill.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.powerknot.com/products.html

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    • Prep & Pantry

      Prep & Pantry is your tracking solution for food storage and preparedness supplies! Track stored item locations, quantities, and expiration dates. The cost of the app is more than repaid by the decrease in food waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://prepandpantry.com/about

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    • Produce Matchmaker - Feeding America

      This new supply and demand matching platform connects food banks with produce donors. And once fully built out, will enable food banks to plan their long-term produce demand and to collaborate with other members with similar needs.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/news-and-updates/hunger-blog/new-produce-matchmaker.html

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    • ProduceGood

      ProduceGood is a nonprofit that engages in community gleaning practices to recover unwanted or wasted produce to serve individuals who are hungry. By harvesting the extra bounty of San Diego County and delivering to the nearly 400,000 food-insecure children, adults, seniors, veterans and homeless, we are solving the problem of hunger and waste in one sweet step.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      www.producegood.org

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    • Protix

      Protix produces, processes, and supplies high-quality insect based ingredients. By facilitating nature's most formidable force, we will be part of the solution to the protein crisis.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://protix.eu/

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    • Pulp Pantry

      Pulp Pantry™ snacks are made from veggie, fruit and nut fiber - sourced fresh from the best organic juiceries.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.pulppantry.com/

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    • Qmilk

      Natural clothing line that uses 100% natural ingredients combined with casein (raw milk protein that can't be consumed) to create fibers for clothing.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://de.qmilk.eu/presite/index_en.html

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    • Quantum Biopower

      Quantum’s mission is to develop sustainable ways, through technology application, that beneficially reuses the waste material we create, for the benefit of people. As integrator's of advanced waste & recycling to energy systems, Quantum is meeting todays challenge of creating renewable energy while improving our waste management infrastructure.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.quantumbiopower.com/

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    • Quasar Energy Group

      quasar energy group (quasar) is a Cleveland, Ohio-based waste management and renewable energy company. quasar’s anaerobic digestion systems have the capacity to annually manage more than 700,000 tons of organic residuals – materials which would have traditionally been sent to landfills or incinerators.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.quasarenergygroup.com/

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    • RareSweets Pastry Shop

      Meredith Tomason, owner of RareSweets pastry shop at City­CenterDC, buys the almond meal left over from Udderly Nuts almond milk to use as flour for gluten-free products. She has formed a new partnership with Undone Chocolate to turn the nibs that are a byproduct of chocolate bars into a cold-brewed chocolate drink for summer (one that should pair well with her sweets).

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.raresweets.com/

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    • Re-Nuble

      Re-Nuble uses a capital light, patent pending process to transform vegetative/food waste into non-toxic, liquid hydroponic nutrients that help boost hydroponic yields at a fraction of the cost of chemically based alternatives. Our proprietary process enabled by technology allows us to convert food waste into a cheaper, highly sterile and stable, organic-based liquid fertilizer for the indoor agriculture industry.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.re-nuble.com/

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    • Replate

      Replate is a technology company that matches extra food with communities in need instantly! Our platform enables businesses to donate, charities and hungry people to recover food based on their need and location. Replate is headquartered in Berkeley, CA, with operations in the greater San Francisco region, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and New York, NY.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.re-plate.org/

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    • Reconserve

      ReConserve, Inc. and its subsidiaries have been pioneers and principle innovators in the field of waste removal. ReConserve was the first to design, build and install bulk loading systems helping the company become the largest recycler of bakery and cereal grain by-products and a recognized specialist in food waste removal.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      reconserve.com

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    • Recycle Track Systems

      Recycle Track Systems (RTS) is innovating waste and recycling management through the use of real time technologies and data analytics. RTS proprietary tracking system empowers our customers by providing accurate data and real time accountability. RTS increases efficiency and provides un-paralleled insights into your waste and recycling streams and service pickups.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:  
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.rts.com/

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    • ReFood

      We provide a unique and fully integrated range of specialised services to divert your food waste from landfill and instead recycle it, reducing your carbon footprint while helping meet UK objectives to improve our use of renewable energy.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://refood.co.uk/

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    • Regrained

      ReGrained harvests grain from urban craft breweries and upcycles it to create delicious, nutritious, and sustainable food. In this way, ReGrained acts as a bridge between the brewing industry and local food systems.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.regrained.com/

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    • Rejuce

      Re-Directing food surpluses from local markets/supermarkets and transforming it into healthy socio/enviro/eco friendly soups and smoothies.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.rejuce.co.uk/

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    • reNature, inc.

      reNature creates sustainable fertilizer from organic waste using advanced biotechnology. Our technology reduces the environmental impact and liability of waste disposal while producing a natural fertilizer to replace unsustainable mined and petrochemical derived fertilizers. Through restoring this nutrient cycle, reNature “reconnects food with its roots.”

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.renatureinc.com/

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    • Renewal Mill

      Renewal Mill is targeting fibrous byproducts that can be transformed through the process of drying and milling, producing a versatile product that can be used on a commercial scale or at home.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.renewalmill.com/

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    • Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

      Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in 12 cities and headquartered in New York City, that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/

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    • Resq

      We are a young, fast-growing company developing the ResQ service, which allows consumers to "rescue"​ valuable food at risk of going to waste, from e.g. restaurants, bakeries, cafes and hotels. The service was launched publicly in Finland during the first months of 2016 and has since expanded rapidly, both locally and to new cities and countries.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://resq-club.com

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    • Ripe Near Me

      Platform for home gardeners to share or sell excess food that they have produced.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.ripenear.me/

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    • Rise Marketplace

      RISE is a green startup that upcycles organic by-products into a food ingredient. We are initially turning spent barley from microbreweries into flour for bakers. We produce a sustainable, organic, high-protein, nutritious and inexpensive alternative flour that has a wide range of applications – from cookies to pasta!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://risemarketplace.com/

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    • Robin Food

      Robin Food is an app that connects parties with food surplus to food banks via a mobile and web app platform. The food banks then redistribute food to charity homes and people in need. Supported by Food Aid Foundation and Tesco Malaysia.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.myrobinfood.org/web/

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    • Robin Hood Army

      The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer based organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants across to the less fortunate people. The RHA is a very decentralised organization and does not accept monetary contributions- we just need your time.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://robinhoodarmy.com/

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    • Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

      Since 2010, Rolling Harvest has been focused on partnering with local farmers, making it easy for them to share their fresh, healthy produce with the food-insecure communities in which they live. Our dedicated volunteers help with daily pick-up and delivery schedules from 35 farms and food producers, assist with weekly distributions to more than 50 hunger relief sites, and glean (harvest) directly from our farm partners’ fields.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://rollingharvest.org/

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    • Rooster Soup Co.

      In 2014, Broad Street Ministry and Federal Donuts partnered with more than 1,500 supporters to crowdfund a restaurant that would convert unused food into meals and services for people who need it most. Every week, Federal Donuts turns 500 pounds of spare chicken parts into the broth that becomes the backbone of Rooster Soup Company. 100% of the profits of this restaurant support the Hospitality Collaborative’s mission of providing meals and social services for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.roostersoupcompany.com/

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    • Rotary First Harvest

      We act as a non-profit produce broker; connecting existing but underused resources within the agriculture, trucking and warehousing industries to collect and distribute millions of pounds of nutritious produce annually to food banks and hot meal programs across Washington through collaboration.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://firstharvest.org/

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    • Rothenburg Food Waste Systems

      The Rothenburg Food waste Vacuum systems of the M¸ller+Jessen MJ-206 series are proven system for the disposal of organic food and kitchen waste. The automated disposing process solves facilities problems with organic food waste using the most efficient and most hygienic methods possible.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://rothenburg-gmbh.de/nassmuellanlagen-e.php

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    • Rubies in the Rubble

      Rubies in the Rubble is an award winning brand of chutneys made from fruit and veg that would otherwise be discarded due to size, shape or colour. Founded in 2012 by Jenny's love of good food and passion for using our resources better, we are on a mission to make the best tasting products whilst raising awareness about the need to value our food resources.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.rubiesintherubble.com/

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    • Rude Food

      We identify food wastage points and actively collaborate with our food waste partners to re-circulate the excess through upscale pop-up events and catering.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation, Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.rudefood.se/

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    • Rust Belt Riders

      Rust Belt Riders is an organic waste hauling service that provides commercial food waste producers a logistics-based alternative to landfills that is clean, timely, and benefits their community.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://rustbeltriderscomposting.com/

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    • SaladSac

      This handy, 100%-cotton bag will keep your greens, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms fresh longer than any other method of storage by eliminating excess moisture.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://saladsac.com/Home.aspx

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    • Salt & Straw

      We’re about building strong local community – both in the neighborhoods where we do business and by purchasing as many local products as possible (to keep our money in Oregon and help create stronger local economies). In June 2017, Salt & Straw will begin an ice cream flavor series focused on rescued food, utilizing ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. Since 2011, we've opened 4 stores in Portland, OR, 5 in Los Angeles, and 1 in San Francisco with a second on it's way as well as an upcoming shop in Seattle!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://saltandstraw.com/

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    • Salvage Supperclub

      Salvage Supperclub exists to create inspiring food experiences with a purpose, hosting dinners in dumpsters, where all of the ingredients for the meals come from food that would otherwise go to waste. Proceeds from the dinners go to support local organizations fighting food waste.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.salvagesupperclub.com/

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    • San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market

      The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market is an association of dedicated professionals, united at one distribution center, committed to being the Bay Area's leading source of produce and produce information. The organization recently hired a Food Recovery Coordinator who is helping expand donation capacity from the 31 produce businesses that occupy the space. See more here: http://bit.ly/2oqkOlz.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.sfproduce.org/home.html

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    • Santropol Roulant

      The Roulant’s rooftop garden is part intensive rooftop garden, part terrasse container garden. The real beauty of the garden is that it is one of the three pillars of our buildings food cycle. A portion of the food grown on the roof is sent to the kitchen for our meal-on-wheels. Kitchen scraps go down to the basement to be composted by our worms and finished compost is then brought back to up to the rooftop garden.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery, Recycling
      https://santropolroulant.org/en/

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    • Satisfeito

      SATISFEITO is a food security program in Brazil enlisting restaurants to offer smaller plate portions so the costs saved can be transferred to help organizations fight child hunger.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.satisfeito.com

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    • Scelta Taste Accelerator - Scelta Mushrooms

      Scelta Taste Accelerator (STA) is a great alternative to MSG/I+G/AYE. Trying to reduce sodium without KCl? Scelta’s natural vegetable extracts will solve your formulation challenges and keep your ingredient list clean in a wide range of applications, from bread and potato chips to soups. Mushroom waste is utilized to make this product.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.sceltamushrooms.com/natural-flavour-enhancer

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    • SEaB Energy Limited

      SEaB Energy Limited has patented the innovative Muckbuster® and Flexibuster™: compact, easy-to-install, turnkey Anaerobic Digestion (AD) systems in shipping containers. These are being installed globally, directly and through distribution and licensing agreements.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, On site processing solutions
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://seabenergy.com/

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    • Seal the Seasons

      Seal the Seasons believes in a more healthy and transparent food system. We are a local food brand changing the way consumers support local farmers. We market locally grown, locally frozen fruits and vegetables in grocery stores.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.sealtheseasons.com/

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    • Seattle Food Rescue

      Seattle Food Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit based in Seattle, Washington. We're working to improve nutritional access and health outcomes by redistributing otherwise wasted food directly to low income communities. Utilizing bikes to transport food enables food pick-up from smaller stores that are inaccessible to trucks.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://seattlefoodrescue.org/

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    • Seattle's Table - Food Lifeline

      Started in 1989, Food Lifeline’s Seattle's Table is a nationally recognized program that captures prepared and perishable foods from local restaurants, hotels, universities and corporate cafeterias. This food is then delivered directly to 50 meal programs throughout King County, turning surplus food into hot meals for people in need.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://foodlifeline.org/solving-hunger/innovative-programs/seattles-table

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    • Second Helpings

      Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc. (SHA) is a501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose vision is to eliminate hunger in the 5 county Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between our network of over 50 donors and the front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.secondhelpingsatlanta.org/

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    • SecondsFirst

      We produce high-quality, nutritious, affordable food products using imperfect produce and under-appreciated fish in Rhode Island that would be otherwise wasted.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.eatsecondsfirst.com/

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    • SensorSpot

      SensorSpot has developed an innovative, non mechanical, food sensor allowing 100% control on gas composition and (micro) leaks of products packed under modified atmosphere.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.sensorspot.nl/en/

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    • Share Meals

      Share Meals is a free app designed to end hunger on college campuses. Our digital platform connects students to free food at events, fellow students with unused meal swipes, and other resources to sustainably elevate them out of food insecurity. With millions of college students forced to choose between adequate nutrition and educational expenses, the goal of Share Meals is to build community, end social isolation, and ensure that no student goes hungry. The digital platform is starting to be utilized in California and British Columbia.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.sharemeals.org/

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    • Sharebite

      Through our partnership with City Harvest, we share a meal with a child facing hunger on your behalf for every order placed from a local restaurant on Sharebite.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://sharebite.com/

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    • Shelf Engine

      Shelf Engine uses machine learning to help grocery stores dial in their orders to minimize waste and maximize profits.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.shelfengine.com/

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    • SimpleOrder

      SimpleOrder has focused on creating an automated inventory system, so that for the first time, restaurants can have real time inventory counts and resolve issues in leakage and wastage before they become major problems, while simultaneously streamlining their ordering and replenishment process. SimpleOrder is currently reducing waste, cutting costs and streamlining operations in over 1,700 kitchens in 15 countries.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://simpleorder.com/

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    • Skip Shapiro Enterprises LLC

      Skip Shapiro Enterprises LLC is North America's recognized leader in organic waste solutions. Our North American network of hundreds of processors allows us to manage projects anywhere for the who's who of the food and beverage industry. This includes by-products, unsaleables, national recalls, liquid and sludge streams. Whether onsite offsite or the latest technologies allow us to solve your needs. We pay you more or charge you less finding beneficial reuse and zero waste solutions.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion, Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.shapiroe.com

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    • Smarter FridgeCam

      The FridgeCam is the first wireless camera that fits inside any fridge, allowing you to see the contents from anywhere via the Smarter App. In addition, the FridgeCam will also help track expiry dates, auto-replenish and suggest recipes based on the food in your fridge. Food wastage will be a thing of the past!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://smarter.am/

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    • Snact.

      We make snacks from surplus produce. That's produce that would otherwise be thrown away for being too big, too small, too ugly, or simply too abundant. Tonnes of perfectly good fruit and vegetables get rejected before reaching shop shelves in the UK. We turn that surplus into healthy snacks that contribute to one of your five a day.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.snact.co.uk/

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    • Souper Seconds

      Souper Seconds is providing a marketplace and distribution channel for seconds and surplus produce. We work directly with our community of organic farmers and wholesale buyers to help small growers and businesses save time and money with simple technology solutions to manage orders, inventory, delivery, and payment all in one place.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.souperseconds.com/

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    • Spare Harvest

      Spare Harvest gives new life to waste by connecting neighbours on an interactive P2P marketplace. We believe that when we come together as a community to share, swap or sell what we have spare in our kitchens, gardens and farms, we divert valuable resources away from landfill. There is no excuse for waste as your trash is someone else’s treasure. Share spare plants, food scraps, excess produce, glass jars, compost, honey, eggs, and anything else you have spare. It’s time we wasted less and shared more. Join the Community Waste Revolution.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      https://www.spareharvest.com

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    • Spare Fruit

      We rescue fresh Kentish apples and pears and gently slice them whole (not wasting a pip), and slowly air-dry (never fry) them into subtly sweet and crunchy slices of natural fruity goodness. Our crisps are low calorie 100% fruit with absolutely nothing added.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.sparefruit.com/

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    • Spoiler Alert

      Spoiler Alert is a Boston-based software company that enables food businesses, farms, and non-profits to better manage unsold inventory and recover value from surplus food and organic waste. Its technology platform creates a collaborative, online marketplace and reporting platform that facilitates food donations and discounted sales, while offering the relevant accounting and tracking systems to capture tax benefits; document important financial, environmental and social metrics; and benchmark performance data across a portfolio of locations.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency, Secondary marketplaces, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      https://www.spoileralert.com/

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    • Stony Creek Colors

      Stony Creek Colors has developed the complete agricultural supply chain to deliver reliable and safer bio-based dyes to the textile industry, helping fashion brands meet their goal of reducing hazardous chemical use. Our new, specialty crops, like indigo and black walnut, replace petroleum-based synthetic textile dyes with a reliable, consistent, and U.S. grown colorant ready for use in the commercial fashion industry. Growth plans include extracting dyes from food waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://stonycreekcolors.com/

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    • Stop Wasting Food

      Stop Wasting Food is Denmark's largest non-profit consumer movement against food waste. Set up by consumers for consumers, Stop Wasting Food is an NGO that has constructively shaped public opinion in its drive to prevent food waste. It seeks to increase public awareness of the throwaway society by organizing campaigns, mobilizing the press and media, and encouraging discussion, debate and events of all kinds, all with the aim of decreasing the current mountains of food waste.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.stopspildafmad.dk/inenglish.html

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    • Sustainable Food Systems

      Sustainable Food Systems will help you achieve your goals and objectives for integrating healthier food and sustainability practices into your existing programs and systems.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://sustainablefoodsystems.com/

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    • Swipe Out Hunger

      Swipe Out Hunger is a non-profit organization consisting of a coalition of college chapters located throughout the U.S. Our core mission is to build a movement of university students and administrators who are working together to end on campus hunger, specifically through leveraging extra money from campus meal plans.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      www.swipehunger.org

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    • TakeStock

      Takestock.com was created to be an online trading platform to make it easy for owners of stock to sell their unwanted items and to find a buyer efficiently rather than turning to scrap as an option.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.takestock.com/

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    • TangoTab

      In America, 50 million people struggle daily to find their next meal. This struggle is referred to as food insecurity. In stark contrast, over 1 billion meals are served at restaurants every week across the United States. With the TangoTab app, each time a person dines out, they could feed a person in need for no added cost. With these numbers, food insecurity can be a thing of the past.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://tangotab.com/index.html

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    • TECHEF

      TECHEF software will manage multiple areas of your kitchen – from creating recipes and menus to label printing and stock management up to the most demanding logistics related to multi-site operations or meal ordering. TECHEF improves your kitchen’s efficiency, reduces avoidable food waste and brings cost savings both on ingredients and labour.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.techef-software.com/

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    • The Good Food

      The Good Food is the first supermarket in Germany to only sell food products that would otherwise be wasted. The store also operates on a 'pay-as-you-feel' model.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.the-good-food.de/

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    • The Postharvest Education

      The mission of The Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF) is to provide innovative programs that motivate and empower people to reduce food losses and waste. Since its founding in 2011, PEF has trained hundreds of young people as "postharvest specialists". They are training farmers, extension workers and others in their communities in improved harvesting, handling, storage and food processing methods.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.postharvest.org

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    • The Swag

      How long would you last sealed in a plastic bag or container without air or water? Not long right! Well, it's the same for all living things, therefore if you want your fruit & veggies to stay fresher for much longer, then you need to give them an environment they can thrive in. The Swag is a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, machine-washable, breathable bag, meaning fruit & veggies stay fresher for much longer - naturally. So, it's great for your health, your wallet and really good for the environment too! No more waste & no more toxic plastic!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://theswag.com.au

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    • The Visionary Kitchen

      The Visionary Kitchen is a local project, which aims to increase the focus on food waste. The kitchen receives discarded fruits, vegetables, and items, which have reached the best-before date, from local shops and supermarkets. These products are then used for the dinner cooked that evening.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://dvkhorsens.wordpress.com/about/

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    • The Felix Project

      We collect food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers – food that is fresh and nutritious, but cannot be sold for various reasons. We then deliver that food free of charge to a range of charities across London.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.thefelixproject.org/

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    • The People's Fridge

      It's a big fridge in the centre of Brixton where people and businesses can donate spare food, or food that would otherwise go to waste. Others can then go to the fridge to pick up what they want.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/peoples-fridge

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    • The Real Junk Food Project Cafes

      A global network of Pay As You Feel concepts including cafes, Fuel For School, outside catering and Sharehouses (the worlds first PAYF waste supermarkets).

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Secondary marketplaces, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://therealjunkfoodproject.org/

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    • The White Moustache

      A yogurt manufacturing company that creates "whey tonics" from the whey that is left over after the yogurt making process.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://thewhitemoustache.com/

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    • Think.Eat.Save Campaign

      A partnership between UNEP, FAO and Messe Düsseldorf, the campaign seeks to galvanize widespread global, regional, and national action on food waste and catalyze more sectors of society to be aware and act as well. The Think.Eat.Save website acts as a portal to showcase these ideas to provide a one-stop shop for news and resources.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.thinkeatsave.org/index.php/about

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    • Three Square

      The Food Rescue Program enables our Program Partners to provide their clients with perishable foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and bakery products that are close to code. Each weekday Three Square drivers in refrigerated trucks visit local grocery and retail stores to pick up those items. They are then delivered directly to an Agency Partner facility where the food is distributed within 24-48 hours or brought back to our warehouse for placement in the Agency Store.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.threesquare.org/

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    • Tidal Vision

      To Reduce Waste & Encourage Sustainable Fishing, We're Upcycling Sustainable Ocean Byproducts!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://tidalvisionusa.com/

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    • Toast Ale

      Toast Ale is brewed to a special recipe that includes fresh, surplus bread that would otherwise be wasted. , It is a pale ale with a malty taste. All profits go to the charity Feedback to support the fight against food waste, making Toast the best thing since… well, you know

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.toastale.com/

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    • Tomra Sorting Solutions - Food

      TOMRA Sorting Solutions is a leading provider of sensor-based food sorting machines and food processing technology for the fresh and processed food industries. TOMRA’s sorting solutions helps increase the yield of produce by 5% - 10% or as much as 25,000 trucks of potatoes alone every year.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.tomra.com/en/solutions-and-products/sorting-solutions/food/

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    • Too Good to Go

      Too Good To Go is a global social enterprise dedicated to tackling food waste in the restaurant and catering industry. We've created an online and app-based platform that allows restaurants, cafes and bakeries that produce surplus food to sell it at their end of service rather than throw it in the bin. Too Good To Go started in Denmark in November 2015 and has since expanded as far out as the Americas and Australia.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://toogoodtogo.co.uk/#app_section

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    • Transfernation

      Transfernation is a nationally recognized 501(3) which uses technology to ensure that extra food from events goes toward supporting underserved communities. To-date we've rescued over 60,000 pounds of high-quality food which would have otherwise been discarded and impacted 45,000 lives. We are able to feed an individual for an average of 0.65 cents per day and $20.00 per month. In case you wanted to find out more see our short video here [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D96RnKncd7A].

      View Innovator

      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.transfernation.org/index.php

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    • Transition Cafe

      Transition Cafe is a not-for-profit enterprise which reduces food waste and saves carbon by stopping food going to landfill. Volunteers and staff collect perfectly good food that local businesses and people don’t want and would otherwise throw away, and turn it into affordable healthy meals and take-aways. The cafe menu changes regularly, depending on what food has been given, all the food is good to eat although some may be past its ‘best before’ date.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation, Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://transitionbrogwaun.org.uk/transition-cafe/

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    • Treasure8

      Treasure8 is a San Francisco-based food innovation and technology company on a mission to solve the nutritional challenges and environmental stresses of a growing global population. The Treasure8 team develops, produces and deploys game-changing, delicious food ingredients, processes and products that are healthier for people and the planet. We also create engaging consumer experiences that encourage better food choices.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.treasure8.com/

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    • TREHA Trehalose (Nagase America)

      TREHA® trehalose is a multi-functional disaccharide with unique benefits for freshness, texture, and flavor/aroma in food and beverages. Trehalose is naturally occurring in many common foods, such as mushrooms, baker’s yeast and honey. As an ingredient, TREHA® has unique benefits across a wide range of applications, including bakery, snack, confection, meat and seafood, fruit and vegetable processing, and beverages.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.nagase.co.jp/english/

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    • Trust Basket

      To avoid disposal of food waste we have Introduced Trust Bin by using this, You can compost most kitchen food waste including fresh fruit and vegetables, prepared foods, cooked and uncooked meats and fish, cheese, eggs, bread, coffee grinds, teabags, wilted flowers and tissues.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.trustbasket.com/pages/indoor-bokashi-composter

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    • tsenso GmbH

      Our vision is the “Fresh Index” – a real-time shelf life indicator to optimize the supply of food economically and ecologically. It is not printed but can be read out via an app and displayed digitally, e.g. on digital price tags and in online grocery stores. This keeps it dynamic: As long as the product is temperature-monitored, the index is updated automatically.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://tsenso.com/en/

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    • Turning Earth

      Turning Earth is an integrated organics recycling company dedicated to producing renewable energy, high value compost and sustainable local agriculture, an approach we call The Triple Play. Turning Earth’s mission is to synergize solutions to issues like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, waste management, and water conservation into a single integrated platform that solves some of our most vexing natural resource and environmental management problems.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting, Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://turningearthllc.com/

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    • Ubifood

      Ubifood is the hot new app that connects deal-hungry clients with tech-savvy retailers in real-time. With Ubifood, surplus food is sold and savoured, rather than counted as a loss and thrown away!

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.ubifood.ca/

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    • Uglies - Dieffenbach's Potato Chips

      Potato chip product line that utilizes cosmetically challenged and surplus potatoes that would otherwise be wasted.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.dieffenbachs.com/

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    • Ugly Apple Cafe

      Breakfast food cart that incorporates cosmetically-challenged, surplus produce into meals. The Ugly Apple Cafe's mission is to serve a fast and fresh breakfast to Madison, work with local farmers, minimize waste by using their overstock produce, and help Madison's less fortunate get fed.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation, Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.uglyapplecafe.com/

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    • Ugly Fruit

      Ugly Fruit is a company that creates value out of what others overlook because of appearances. As much as 40% of farms' produce can be wasted because they don’t conform to conventional beauty standards. Ugly Fruit recognizes there is more than meets the eye to this cosmetically challenged produce and aims to create the most delicious fruit snacks on the market with these precious goods.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.eatuglyfruit.com/

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    • Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign

      The Ugly Fruit and Veg campaign uses funny, beautiful and amazing images of less than perfect produce in order to highlight the 20-40% of all produce that goes to waste due to strict grocer cosmetic standards. On Twitter, Instagram, We Heart It and Facebook the campaign has a monthly reach in the millions from over 100,000 followers in more than 180 countries around the world.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.endfoodwaste.org/ugly-fruit---veg.html

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    • Ugly Juice

      Ugly Juice offers you a highly nutritious, vegetable based, freshly pressed juice at a fraction of the cost compared to boutique juice shops. We will deliver freshly pressed juice to your house or office every morning and pick up the empty mason jars. We work with local organizations to source our produce from Bay Area farmers, including Imperfect Produce.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.drinkuglyjuice.com/

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    • Ugly Produce is Beautiful Campaign

      This ​is a global movement of producers, retailers, restaurants and consumers ​to create awareness and revolution in the food industry​ by increasing the consumption of “ugly” fruits & vegetables, and to reduce the resulting food waste and pollution. It is also a consumer education campaign by helping you take action (rather than us just talking about it) through recipes, how tos, and tips (in conjunction with my CraftyBaking.com site).

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Consumer education
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.uglyproduceisbeautiful.com/

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    • Ungraded Produce

      At Ungraded, we buy and sell locally-grown “ugly” produce and take a triple-bottom- line approach to address the complex set of issues arising from food waste.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://ungradedproduce.com/

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    • Unsung

      UNSUNG is the app for ending hunger in America, creating everyday superheroes. The "the sharing economy" has never been this awesome.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.unsung.org/

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    • Uoharu

      Uoharu is part of the Mottainai Project, a partnership between the largest Tsukiji intermediary, Yamaharu, as well as Tokyo restaurant operator, MUGEN, and marketing company A-Dot. Together, they are seeking to solve the waste problem at Tsukiji, and in doing so, reposition the image of ‘wasted’ food as a valuable commodity, raise social consciousness about sustainability, and set a trend for the broader food and beverage industries in Japan.

      View Innovator

      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/all-of-this-restaurants-seafood-is-waste-from-the-worlds-biggest-fish-market

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    • Urban Death Project

      The Urban Death Project has created an innovative new model of death care that honors both our loved ones and the planet earth. At the heart of this model is a new system called Recomposition that transforms bodies into soil so that we can grow new life after we die.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.urbandeathproject.org/

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    • Urban Gleaners

      Our mission is to help alleviate hunger by collecting edible, surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away and redistributing it to agencies that feed the hungry. The concept of picking up and redistributing food is a simple weapon in the fight against hunger. Urban Gleaners picks up food from markets, events, restaurants, farms, distributors and manufacturers and redistributes it to hungry kids and their families.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://urbangleaners.org/

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    • Urban Harvester

      Since 2009, we’ve been designing plans, policy, and procedures to address excess professionally made fresh food so it can be donated appropriately. By proper matching, vetting, site visits, advance planning, education and policy, we work to prevent wasted food first, then focus on rescuing safe, edible food for donation. We connect grocery stores, restaurants and other food providers directly to non-profit agencies reaching from major city centers to communities with limited access to fresh food.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery
      www.urbanharvester.org

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    • Vanguard Renewables LLC

      A farm-based, zero-waste closed loop lifecycle, the Farm Powered Organics to Energy Lifecycle combines food-based organic waste and farm manure for the environmentally sustainable production of renewable energy and fertilizer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://vanguardrenewables.com/

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    • Ventura Spirits Company

      California Vodka is the only vodka in the world made from strawberries. This is not a flavored vodka - it is a neutral spirit that is actually distilled from strawberry wine. Ventura Spirits purchases low-grade, surplus strawberries as an input for its vodka.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://venturaspirits.com/

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    • Vermont Commodity Program - Salvation Farms

      The Vermont Commodity Program is designed to serve community-based gleaning programs, large-scale farms and farm aggregation businesses by managing farm-fresh surplus foods that are at volumes too great for efficient integration into local distribution methods to charitable food access points or other institutions serving Vermont citizens.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.salvationfarms.org/programs.html#commodities

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    • Vermont Compost Company

      Vermont Compost Company's primary goal is to provide the highest quality compost and potting soils to growers for organic vegetable and flower production. After more than twenty years in business, Vermont Compost Company continues to produce consistent mixes professional growers depend on for the health of their plants.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://vermontcompost.com/

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    • Vermont Foodbank's Community Kitchen Academy

      Community Kitchen Academy is a Vermont Foodbank culinary job training program operated at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Professional chefs teach unemployed and underemployed Vermonters marketable skills that prepare them for sustainable careers in the food service industry and help break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donated food processing
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.feedingchittenden.org/community-kitchen-academy/

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    • Veteran Compost

      Veteran Compost is about two things: 1. Employing veterans and their family members, and 2. Turning food scraps into high-quality compost.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.veterancompost.com/

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    • Waste No Food

      Waste No Food is a registered nonprofit that provides a web-based "marketplace" allowing excess food to be donated from the food service industry to qualified charities that work with the needy. Donors who wish to donate their excess food can sign up and post excess food as it becomes available. Qualified charities in the vicinity of the donors who have been vetted by Waste No Food, can claim the food. The charities are responsible for transportation and food handling.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://wastenofood.org/index

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    • Waste Not OC

      Waste Not OC is a public-private partnership founded in November 2012 by OC Public Health Officer, Dr. Eric Handler, and OC Food Bank Director, Mark Lowry. Our goal is to end hunger and food waste by facilitating the donation of wholesome surplus food in Orange County, CA.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation coordination, Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      http://www.wastenotoc.org/

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    • WASTED Pear Farmhouse Ale - Northern Monk Brewing Company

      Brewed in collaboration with The Real Junk Food Project, Wasted aimed to be the world's first zero-waste beer, utilising leftover croissants and pears in the mash. The leftover pulps from the brewing were donated as livestock feed.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.northernmonkbrewco.com/beer/wasted-pear-farmhouse-ale

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    • Wasteless

      Wasteless combines RFID technologies, dynamic pricing and real-time shelf monitoring for a more efficient and sustainable grocery management.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.wasteless.co/

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    • We Don't Waste

      As an innovative provider of food for the hungry, We Don’t Waste collects excess food from venues, caterers, restaurants, and other food purveyors and distributes the food to Denver’s under-served populations.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Donation transportation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.wedontwaste.org/

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    • Wefood

      Wefood sells goods that regular supermarkets can no longer sell due to overdue ‘best before’ dates, incorrect labels or damaged packaging. The products found in Wefood are still edible and safe to consume according to the Danish food legislation, but have simply lost their value to the partner donating them.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.danchurchaid.org/wefood

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    • What a Waste Program™ - National Foundation to End Senior Hunger

      What a Waste™ is NFESH’s innovative, anti-hunger initiative for community-based nutrition programs that reduces food waste, increases program efficiency and helps the environment while providing new sources of healthful foods to those in need. What A Waste™ utilizes a proprietary software called 'The Waste Terminator' to power its program.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention, Recovery, Recycling
      http://www.nfesh.org/

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    • Whole Vine

      WholeVine is committed to helping the fine wine industry reduce its environmental footprint by generating new uses for vineyard byproducts. What once was cast off and used for compost soon will be handled with the same respect as the juice used to make fine wine.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.wholevine.com/

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    • WikiFoods - Quantum Designs

      WikiFoods, Inc. a subsidiary of Quantum Designs, is reinventing packaging by developing plastic-free and edible food & beverage packaging solutions inspired by the way nature packages fruits and vegetables.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Shelf life extension
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://quantumdesigns.com/wikifoods/

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    • Winnow

      Winnow is a tech company making cutting edge technology to help chefs reduce food waste. They connect commercial kitchens to the cloud allowing them to record and analyse exactly what is put in the bin. This gives chefs the information necessary to drive improvements in their production processes to cut food waste in half, saving money and reducing their environmental footprint at the same time.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.winnowsolutions.com

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    • Wise Up on Waste - Unilever Food Solutions

      Wise Up On Waste is a NEW app for professional kitchens to conveniently monitor and track food waste. The app helps you to identify when and where you are generating the most food waste and what the potential cost saving to your business can be if you reduce your waste by 20%.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.unileverfoodsolutions.ie/our-services/your-kitchen/wise-waste-app

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    • WISErg

      WISErg has developed a waste-to-resource conversion process that captures the nutrient value of discarded food and makes it available to commercial and residential growers in a patented liquid fertilizer that eliminates the drawbacks - and exceeds the benefits - of other natural or synthetic soil additives. The fertilizer is certified for organic agricultural production.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Specialty recycled products
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://wiserg.com/

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    • Wonky

      We are on a mission to create the most sustainable juice brand in Europe & save 300 tonnes of wonky produce by April 2017.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.wonkydrinks.co.uk/

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    • Woup Soup

      At WOUP we make tasty soup from wonky and unloved veg that would otherwise go to waste. Our soup is vibrant, hearty and wholesome, and is sold in portion size packages perfect for heating at the office or at home.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://www.woupsoup.org.uk/

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    • Wriggle

      Wriggle is an award-winning platform that provides last-minute offers at independent eateries, watering-holes and happenigs. Our mission is to help local businesses fill their empty tables or excess capacity through smart-pricing. We give them a reactive tool to reach a new audience directly at times to prevent their assets being wasted. Wriggle now is additonal UK cities: Bristol and Cardiff.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.getawriggleon.com/

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    • WTRMLN WTR

      By creating this meaningful relationship with farmers, we were able to utilize these “discarded” melons to create what has already become one of the most exciting new beverages in the market. And in doing so, we were able to realize our collective dream of bringing a new and better product to the consumer, one that is of the highest standard from both a consumption and sustainability perspective.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://wtrmlnwtr.com/

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    • Yeo Valley Family Farm

      Left-Yeovers yogurt variety, made with ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste. Their first effort, made with figs, blood orange juice and carrot puree raised funds for food waste charity Fareshare.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Food product creation
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/

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    • Ynsect

      At Ynsect, we use insects to bioconvert organic substrates, such as cereal byproducts, and transform those insects into sustainable nutrient resource for agro-industries and bioactive compounds for green chemistry.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Animal feed
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.ynsect.com/

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    • Yo No Desperdicio [I Don't Waste]

      The platform offers a very simple food-sharing method. Users log into the website or app and post an ad describing the food they want to offer, complete with the item’s name, picture capturing its current state, portion, location and an expiration date. Both parties then arrange for the free delivery of the products.

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      Status:  Nonprofit
      Categories:   Consumer education, Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://yonodesperdicio.org/

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    • Your Local (App)

      Shops in your locality often end up with food that goes to waste if they are not being sold here and now. With Your Local App allows you to buy them at a reduced price if you can turn to at short notice.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://www.yourlocal.org/

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    • Yume

      Yume Food is an online wholesale marketplace that helps connect businesses with premium surplus or excess produce with other businesses that can use it.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplaces
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://yumefood.com.au/

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    • Zera Food Recycler

      Zera™ Food Recycler is designed to fit seamlessly into your kitchen and make the most of your food — turning today's food scraps into tomorrow's ready-to-use, homemade fertilizer.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      https://www.zera.com/

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    • Zéro-Gâchis

      Zéro-Gâchis created an app, printing solutions and statistical analysis tools to help retail grocers sell surplus, close to expired, and damaged product and facilitate discounts for consumers.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Secondary marketplace, Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      https://zero-gachis.com/

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    • Zero Percent

      Zero Percent is a system designed to help businesses move surplus, edible food by posting donations on our online food donations marketplace.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Donation coordination
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recovery
      https://www.zeropercent.us/

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    • Zero To Go

      We are an education-based waste management company focused on composting and recycling. We provide zero waste event services throughout the Hudson Valley.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Composting
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://www.zerotogo.org/

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    • Zero Waste Energy

      Zero Waste Energy, LLC was founded in 2009 and incorporated in 2010 in San Jose, California. Zero Waste Energy's principal goal has been to design, construct, and operate solid waste handling and advanced composting facilities that optimize waste diversion and the generation of renewable energy in an efficient and environmentally sound manner.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Renewable energy from organics anaerobic digestion
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Recycling
      http://zerowasteenergy.com/

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    • Zest Fresh - Intelleflex

      Intelleflex® provides on-demand, data visibility solutions for cold chain and asset management. Its award winning XC3 Technology™ RFID products and ZEST Data Services enable a range of solutions for fresh produce, perishable food, and pharmaceutical temperature monitoring, asset tracking, personnel monitoring, retail, healthcare and other applications.

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      Status:  For-profit
      Categories:   Supply chain and operational efficiency
      Food Recovery Hierarchy:  Prevention
      http://intelleflex.com/zestfresh

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