How Google saved over 6 million pounds of food waste in its cafés

Google makes over 200,000 meals a day in their offices, one of the many benefits it offers to employees. Five years ago, Google starting measuring the quantity and value of food being tossed at its facilities. With over 1/3 of the food produced globally getting thrown out, wasted food is a major problem. Google's still got a long way to go, but it’s a lesson in how focusing on a problem can bring obvious but important solutions, in this case things like shallower pans toward the end of lunch, cooking in batches and monitoring consumption and smaller plates to help people watch how much they eat.


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