An Initiative to Combat Food Waste

Baldor is excited to introduce SparCs, our new initiative to combat America’s food waste crisis.  Sounds like a tall order, right?  It definitely is.  Each year, the U.S. wastes up to 40% of its food supply through a combination of production losses, retail waste and consumer waste.  We believe that positive change can only come from within our industry.  So, we’ve made a commitment to reduce organic waste in our facility to zero by the end of 2016. So, how exactly do we plan to make this happen? Good question! SparCs takes a three tiered approach to eliminate waste at every juncture of our business cycle.





First and foremost, we want to ensure that 100% of the edible product in our warehouse gets eaten by a person.  Sounds reasonable, right?  In order to accomplish this goal, we partner with food reclamation organizations like City Harvest and Food Bank of New York who tend to be less picky about cosmetically blemished produce.    We’re also preparing to launch a proprietary vegetable blend that transforms scraps and trim from our processing facility into a nutrient-dense powder for soups, smoothies, baked goods and more. 


Unfortunately, not all of our SparCs are fit for human consumption.  Every day, our processing facility generates peelings, tops and trims that are not easily repurposed for culinary use.  To keep this nutrient dense material out of the waste stream, we’ve partnered with local pig farmers on developing an optimally nutritious animal feed.  Finally, we’re exploring anaerobic digestion to convert any remaining waste into energy to power our facility. 


While we’re already seeing major results from SparCs, we also know that this is just the beginning. We’re amazed by the creativity and innovation happening in this space right now.  Stay tuned for more news on SparCs in the months to come! Questions, comments, or requests for collaboration can be directed to




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