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Going Digital in the construction industry to reap $1.6 trillion in potential savings

An article in Fortune (October 2018) titled “Building with Bits and Bytes” reports that the construction industry is replacing paper with digital drawings, enabling collaboration with architects and reducing the 33 percent reported waste, totaling $1.6 trillion. The construction industry’s … Continue reading

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The Cheesecake Factory and 2.5 % food waste

An article by Atul Gawande in the New Yorker (August 13, 2012) describes the processes used at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant to decrease its food waste to under 2.5 %. These include guest forecasting – which estimates the demand each … Continue reading

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40 % of US food produced is wasted – what is the impact ?

A paper produced by NRDC called “Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”, suggests that 40 % of US food produced or $ 165 billion of value is wasted. … Continue reading

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Food waste and food shortages across the global supply chain

An article in the International Herald Tribune (Oct 15, 2011) describes waste as a key contributor to food shortages. 33 % of food purchased in theĀ UK is wasted. 40 % of the fruits and vegetables grown in India is wasted. … Continue reading

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Green Score for Jeans based on Supply Chain Evaluation

A New York Times article (March 2, 2011) describes an effort to catalog the environmental impact of every step in the global supply chain of apparel, from cotton growth, to fabric, to dyes, textile manufacturing, packaging, shipping, retail through to … Continue reading

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