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    Nonprofits & Academia

    (Includes Food Recovery Organizations and Research and Advocacy Organizations)

    Nonprofits and academia can support the expansion of a dynamic food recovery ecosystem to recover 1.8 billion meals annually, launch widespread Consumer Education Campaigns and fill critical research gaps.

    Key Nonprofits & AcademiumActions

    • Fill in critical research gaps, such as quantify food waste along the value chain for different sized businesses and farms, understand the drivers of consumer and employee behavior toward food waste, and assess macro-level economic changes resulting from food waste reductions.
    • Support ongoing waste measurement and verification to help businesses and cities understand their baseline for waste reduction efforts

    Key Nonprofits & Academia Solutions

    Cold Chain Management

    Increase the use of direct, point-to-point perishable food shipments from farmers to retailers to reduce the number of stops...

    $1,816 /ton
    in financial benefit

    18 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    62 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    6 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Commercial Greywater

    An on-site treatment technology, greywater aerobic digesters use combinations of nutrients or enzymes and bacteria to break food organics...

    $33 /ton
    in financial benefit

    595 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    0 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    0 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Community Composting

    Transporting food from homes by truck, car, or bicycle to small, community, or neighborhood-level compost facilities that process 2,500...

    $-34 /ton
    in financial benefit

    167 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    163 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    0 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    230
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Cost Effective
    Greatest GHG Reduction
    Most Water Saved

    Consumer Education Campaigns

    Conducting large-scale advocacy campaigns to raise awareness and educate consumers about ways to save money and prevent wasted food...

    $4,531 /ton
    in financial benefit

    584 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    2,336 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    281 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Donation Liability Education

    Educating potential food donors on donation liability laws

    $2,810 /ton
    in financial benefit

    57 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    95 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    210 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    27 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Meals Recovered

    Donation Tax Incentives

    Expanding federal tax benefits for food donations to all businesses and simplifying donation reporting for tax deductions

    $1,230 /ton
    in financial benefit

    383 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    638 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    874 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    110 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Cost Effective

    Packaging Adjustments

    Modifying packaging sizes and designs to optimize consumer consumption and avoid residual container waste

    $3,443 /ton
    in financial benefit

    208 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    830 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    100 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Secondary Resellers

    Opening retail stores and creating dedicated market environments to sell discounted groceries sourced from food manufacturers and distributors

    $218 /ton
    in financial benefit

    167 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    510 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    58 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Spoilage Prevention Packaging

    Packaging technologies that actively slow fruit and meat spoilage through ethylene absorption and other techniques

    $2,326 /ton
    in financial benefit

    72 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    329 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    44 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Cost Effective
    Most Water Saved

    Standardized Date Labeling

    Standardizing food label dates, including eliminating visible “sell by” dates, to reduce consumer confusion

    $4,547 /ton
    in financial benefit

    398 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    1,593 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    192 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Trayless Dining

    Eliminating trays in all-you-can-eat dining facilities to reduce over-portioning by consumers

    $2,253 /ton
    in financial benefit

    83 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    332 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    40 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Top Rated Solution:
    Greatest GHG Reduction
    Most Water Saved

    Waste Tracking & Analytics

    Providing restaurants and food service providers with data on wasteful practices to inform behavioral and operational changes

    $2,282 /ton
    in financial benefit

    571 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    2,306 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    317 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Tools for action

    The Roadmap demonstrates that achieving a 20% reduction in food waste will generate a positive financial, social, and environmental return on investment. To make that happen, crosscutting actions are needed in four areas. Click to learn more about each tool.

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