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Food Waste Assessment Tools

Resource: Food Waste Assessment Tools

The Excel “Food Waste Management Cost Calculator” estimates the cost competitiveness of alternatives to food waste disposal, including source reduction, donation, composting, and recycling of yellow grease. Specifically, the calculator develops an alternative food waste management scenario based on: Your waste profile; Availability of diversion methods; and Preferences, and Compares cost estimates for a disposal versus an alternative scenario.  In addition to the calculator, other useful tools include:  a Food Waste Assessment Guidebook, a Toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging, and Paper Tracking Waste Logs.

Source:
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sectors:
Sustainability EducationSustainable Ag., Food & Land

Topics:
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