Food Recovery Challenge

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Date Posted: March 3, 2016
Submitted by: Chris Pelton
Sustainability Topics: Food & Dining, Waste
Content Type: Tools
Office or Department: Dining Services


As part of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. The FRC is part of EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program (SMM). SMM seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle. This includes how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed. Organizations are encouraged to follow the Food Recovery Hierarchy to prioritize their actions to prevent and divert wasted food.

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