This brief, based on research by sustainability consultant Nancy Himmelfarb, provides an overview of solutions companies can pursue to help consumers reduce household food waste:
1. Understand the consequences of food waste.
2. “Right size” their purchases to reduce the likelihood of waste occurring.
3. Improve their knowledge about how to keep food fresh, use leftovers, and dispose of scraps.
For an overview of where food waste occurs from farm to fork, its effects, and actions businesses are taking, see BSR’s brief, “Waste Not, Want Not: An Overview of Food Waste.