Back at it again with the big plans! Starbucks, as previously mentioned, frequently finds themselves entrenched deep in controversy, but they consistently find a way to come out on top. Today Starbucks is focusing on the good side of their ongoing balancing act.
The coffee house has announced plans to donate 100% of unsold food. Hooray! As we’ve said before, food waste in the United States is a HUGE problem. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 30 to 40% of America’s food supply is wasted. With people struggling to fill their bellies every day, this wastefulness is downright appalling.
Fortunately, some food companies have decided to take action against this massive problem. Whole Foods recently announced they would test a pilot initiative to sell “ugly,” but perfectly healthy produce, rather than dispose of the products.
Other companies like Taco Bell, KFC, Cheesecake Factory, and Olive Garden have also made an effort to reduce food waste.