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    ReFED’s Roadmap is meant to not just be a research report for academic use, but a data-driven playbook for the whole food sector to make significant strides in solving the food waste challenge. Our analysis demonstrates that it is feasible using existing solutions to reduce food waste by 20% over the next decade with positive or breakeven economic value.

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    Technical Appendix

    Details about data validation, methodology, excluded solutions, and full data sets are available in the Technical Appendix.

    Resources & Helpful Links

    • Save the Food

      Save the Food is a national public service campaign to combat food waste. Partnership between the Ad Council & the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste

      A fun and easy to understand 20-minute segment describing the causes and problems of food waste

    • Wasted: How America is losing up to 40 percent of its food from farm to fork to landfill

      An overview report on the causes of food waste in the United States

    • Food Loss and Waste Protocol

      The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop the global accounting and reporting standard for quantifying food loss and waste.

    • Food Waste Reduction Alliance

      The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) is a collaborative effort of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Food Marketing Institute, and the National Restaurant Association. The FWRA’s mission is to reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill by addressing the root causes of waste and by securing pathways to donate or recycle unavoidable food waste.

    • EPA Food Recovery Challenge

      Organizations that take part in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results.

    • Biocycle

      Published since 1960, BioCycle is the go-to magazine and website on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, and renewable energy.

    • Recyclingworks Massachusetts

      Comprehensive source prevention, recovery, and recycling assistance for businesses and institutions. The information is specific to Massachusetts, but much of it is applicable to other states and regions.

    • SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

      The FAO is collaborating with donors, bi- and multi-lateral agencies, and financial institutions and private sector partners (the food packaging industry and others) to develop and implement a program on food loss and waste reduction.


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