No trash talk, UNI works to cut tons of food waste

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A University of Northern Iowa program targets ways to stop wasting food.

A recent Iowa Department of Natural Resources study found almost 14% of all trash dumped in the state’s landfills is food waste, or about 350,000 tons a year.

Dan Nickey is the senior program manager for the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at UNI.

“The project’s goal is to provide a foundation of resources and information for entities that want to reduce food waste,” Nickey says, “and also to be an advocate of the issue and to get the word out.”

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