This free webinar is
provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Materials
Management Web Academy.
EPA is announcing a
new resource in the fight against food loss and waste: the Excess Food
Opportunities Map. This national, interactive map can help you save money, feed
people, and keep food out of landfills.
The map identifies more than 500,000
potential generators of excess food (e.g. correctional facilities, educational
institutions, healthcare facilities, hospitality industry, food manufacturers
and processors, and food wholesalers and distributors) and estimated generation
quantities, as well as over 4,000 potential recipients of excess food (e.g.
anaerobic digestion and composting facilities, food banks).
The map can help
users identify: * potential sources of
food for rescue; * potential feedstocks
for compost and anaerobic digestion; * potential
infrastructure gaps for managing excess food; and * alternatives to
sending food to landfill.
The map is intended
to give users the tools to understand the potential magnitude of excess food in
their communities, and help make connections between generators and recipients
such that more food is diverted from landfills and put toward more beneficial
uses. Find out more and access the map here: https://www.epa.gov/smm/sustainable-materials-management-smm-web-academy-webinar-introducing-us-epa-excess-food
and discussion of methodology will be accompanied by a presentation about how
this data can be used at the community level.
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