Category Archives: Waste to Charity Mission Statement

An Old Article, but a goodie.. What Happens to Returned Gifts?

‘Tis The Season of Returned Merchandise. National Non-profit organization ( http://www.wastetocharity.org ) turns problem inventory into support for the poor. Retail inventories donated create huge tax savings. (PRWEB) December 13, 2004 — The Christmas shopping season poses one large, widely ignored difficulty for major outlets, including shopping malls, web sites, and retailers: returns. In any given year, it is not unheard of for this industry to have to destroy or waste up to 10 percent...

Food for Thought: Every year Americans dispose of approximately 80 billion pounds of food waste and very little of that waste is recovered.

2012 Food Manufacturer and Retailer Food Donation & Food Waste Survey Every year Americans dispose of approximately 80 billion pounds of food waste and very little of that waste is recovered. This means that for the 312.7 million people in the U.S., over 250 pounds of food per person is thrown out every year. Food sent to a landfill represents lost opportunities to improve management efficiencies, to reduce operating costs, to feed the hungry, to...