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Blue Apron’s Meal Kit Facilities Throw Away Far Less Food Than Grocers

September 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Blue Apron meal kit delivery company is managing to keep food waste to a minimum at its prep facility, according to a study by a nonprofit sustainability advocate. BSR found that Blue Apron trashed only 5.5 percent of its food, compared to the to the 10.5 percent thrown out by grocery stores. The organization also found that buyers of Blue Apron kits threw away only 7.6 percent of the meals, instead of the 24 percent usually thrown away after home cooking. The key reason for the company’s lower waste generation is the fact that it knows exactly how much food it needs for each kit.
Adele Peters, "Cooking With A Meal Kit May Waste 62% Less Food Than Grocery Store Ingredients", Fast Company, September 19, 2016, © Mansueto Ventures, LLC
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