Sustainable Materials Management Webinar Series
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Materials Management Webinar Series
Join us for a free webinar on
Thursday, May 15th 2014 at 1:00pm -2:30pm
Space is limited! Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Julie Schilf is
an Environmental Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Region
5 office where
she is the regional
coordinator for EPA’s WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge programs. She will
provide a summary of the instructional outreach materials on Conducting and
Analyzing a Food Waste Assessment.
Amanda Hong is a graduate fellow with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 office working in Sustainable
Materials Management and Pollution Prevention. She will provide a detailed
overview of how to use the toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging.
Additional resources for your reference:
The Guide to Conducting and
Analyzing a Food Waste Assessment provides step-by-step instructions to
conducting a one-time assessment of the food waste thrown in garbage bins. This
instructional outreach material is useful for facilities new to food audits and
for those who wish to better understand their current food waste management
The toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food
& Packaging: A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants is designed to
help food service establishments save money and reduce their environmental
impact with suggested strategies, templates and case studies. Users first track
the amount, type of, and reason for wasted food and packaging on paper. Entering
the data into the Excel tool automatically creates graphs to help identify
patterns and opportunities to reduce waste. The accompanying PDF guide provides
intervention strategies and background information.
These free, new
resources can be found at http://www.epa.gov/foodrecovery/tools/index.htm.