Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Technology Innovation – Reducing Food Going to Waste

Thursday, December 14, 2017, noon - 1:30 pm CT Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2434260856997675522 Technology is changing the way we live, work and communicate, and it is also affecting food loss and waste. As we strive toward the national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by the year 2030, this webinar will have three EPA …

Webinar: Preventing Food Waste Upstream: A Source Reduction Approach

November 16, 2017 -- noon-1:30 pm CST Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5416976415757959938 The top tier of EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy is source reduction, which is reducing the volume of surplus food generated. Source reduction can be challenging to understand, quantify, and implement. Businesses and organizations can learn to effectively prevent wasted food by taking source reduction steps such …

Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

Read the full story from NPR. Zero waste has become a sort of buzzword in the foodie world recently. From San Francisco to New York, London to Amsterdam, restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates (an estimated 571,000 tons annually by U.S. restaurants alone) and the amount of …

Why Restaurants are Going Straw-less in Seattle by 2018

Read the full story in Waste360. Around the world scientists, environmentalists and even manufacturers are looking at plastics and their impact on ocean life, the environment and the health of human life as well. While banning plastic disposable straws seems like a rather small step in a complex ecosystem, environmentalists and local government officials are finding …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Wasted Food Assessment with the Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging Toolkit

This webinar series, part of U.S. EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy, provides comprehensive guidance on conducting a tracking assessment using EPA’s Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit. The toolkit includes a guide and a tracking spreadsheet to assist commercial and institutional food services in tracking and reducing their food and packaging waste by …