The other day, I was in my local Whole Foods and I saw a sign for their "Whole Hog" program. The initiative sees the supermarket buying whole pigs from local, sustainable farms and then working with their chefs to use as much as possible of the pig in their hot bar and deli items.
It's a great idea. But it really shouldn't be that unusual.
Whether they compost their food waste, feed it to pigs, or turn it into electricity or biogas, alternative disposal methods to landfill are only a step in the right direction. Maybe one day stores have expiration dates that actually make sense and smarter ordering systems that avoid spoilage in the first place.