OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more


Recent contributions


Contribution list



Recent comments

(3) View all

Emily commented on Family Meals


If your team is interested in a 100% compostable/biodegradable packaging option, I can provide information on the packaging materials.  Does Food for Free operate exclusively in Boston? If so, there are composting resources.


Emily commented on Gator and Crane's #WasteLess Market

Hi Amber, 

Thanks so much for the feedback and questions. Do you have some experience in NOLA?  WE are looking for team members if you're interested? We're in the Touro/Lower Garden. The area does not have many tourists. We are a neighborhood store with about 700 regular customers. You make a good point about behavior. Would you elaborate? What insights do you have regarding locals vs. tourists behavior. You got me curious! I can speak to how locals vs. tourists shop at our partner store (Spirit Wine) where our #WasteLess market is scheduled to open 11/15 on America Recycles Day. 


Emily commented on Gator and Crane's #WasteLess Market

Absolutely! This is one aspect of #WasteLess Market that we are particularly excited about. There are great companies producing reusable and compostable food packaging that can extend the life and/or quality of food. We use this packaging exclusively. The goal is to aggregate packaging in combination with storage suggestions to drastically reduce food waste and compost what can't be eaten. By offering these optimal packaging solutions, it creates convenience for the consumer. The companies whose products we offer are Fenugreen (fresh paper) and Miron glass.  We also package foods in the packaging that is ideal for them. For example, cheese does best in paper. It molds much faster in plastic. We've tested these products in combination. They really work and our test subjects really like the design.