(Last Updated 10/12/2020)
Hundreds of Innovators, One Location
In the U.S., we waste 63 million tons of food annually, at a cost of $218 billion. All of this wasted food consumes 20 percent of freshwater, fertilizer, cropland, and landfill space in America. The problem is enormous, but provides vast opportunities for ingenuity, creativity, and imagination in designing solutions, creating a flourishing food waste innovation scene. Food waste innovators create real benefits by reducing natural resource use, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, providing food to the hungry, and offering cost savings to consumers and businesses.
Explore the dynamic, expanding food waste innovation sector, broken down by food waste solution type, organizational status, and geographic reach. The ReFED Food Waste Innovator Database is a living compilation of commercial and nonprofit entities turning the food waste problem into an opportunity for economic, social, and environmental impacts. To get a perspective on the measureable impacts of the broader Innovator Categories, visit the ‘Related Solution(s)’ pages linked to each ‘Innovator Detail’ page.
Easily view key information on innovators in a list format.View Innovator List >
See where innovators are based, and whether their services are offered regionally or nationally.View Innovator Map >
Look at the big picture – trends in the number of innovators per category organized by certain variables.View Innovator Analysis >
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DISCLAIMER: Please note that inclusion in ReFED’s Innovator Database does not represent an endorsement from ReFED: Rethink Food Waste or our funders. ReFED is ultimately responsible for determining which entities to include in the database, and reserves the right to deny entry without explanation. ReFED is not affiliated with any organization in its database, and all names, trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property, or any proprietary information associated with an organization is under their ownership.