Food Waste

 

We decided to make a food waste model in an attempt to gain an understanding of the food waste problem, as well as the process of how to reduce food waste from the farm to the grocery store, to residents, and restaurants, to lastly the landfills.

Since Americans waste half of the food they purchased, it has become a great burden on landfills and stress on an estimated 42 million food insecure Americans.

https://www.philabundance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/HarvardFoodWaste-Report-R05.pdf
 
 
 

Consequences of food waste

https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/food-waste-city-level-report.pdf
 
 
 

Anaerobic Digestion

https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/food-waste-city-level-report.pdf

A type of organics recycling in which organic materials, such as food scraps, are subjected to a controlled breakdown in an enclosed chamber in the absence of oxygen; produces both energy and products which can be processed for use (e.g. through composting) into soil amendments.


After maximizing waste prevention and food donation, you can help keep food waste out of the landfill by sending it to a composter or anaerobic digester.

 

Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Also known as the Good Samaritan Act is protection from liability when you donate to a non-profit organization;

(https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/food-waste-city-level-report.pdf)

It protects you from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the recipient;


Standardizes donor liability exposure, eliminating the need to investigate liability laws in 50 states


Sets a floor of “gross negligence” or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products. According to the new law, gross negligence is defined as “voluntary and conscious conduct by a person with knowledge (at the time of conduct) that the conduct is likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person.”


Sets a floor of “gross negligence” or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products. According to the new law, gross negligence is defined as “voluntary and conscious conduct by a person with knowledge (at the time of conduct) that the conduct is likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person.”

 

Bin Digs

For these assessments, detailed waste audits in which material from trash and compost (when available) was collected from residences and facilities and sorted into different categories (including ten categories for food waste). It is estimated food waste generated mostly by:

https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/food-waste-city-level-report.pdf
 
 
 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO)

FAO is the United Nation organization that keeps track of food waste, the food insecure population and takes step to reduce hunger in developing countries. They also raise awareness in the lack of food security.

Environment Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health. The large quantity of food waste has emitted a large quantity of greenhouse gas. The EPA tasked itself to come up with a solution to reduce the gas, and food waste.

https://www.philabundance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/HarvardFoodWaste-Report-R05.pdf#part=2
 

 

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