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Sustainable Communities Webinar Series: Northeast Forum on Climate and Waste Connections
Food Waste Reduction & Management

Food waste is the third largest stream of waste in the U.S. after paper and yard waste. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of food waste are enormous, including increased generation of greenhouse gas, negative impacts on sanitation and health, and the loss of potential improvements in soil health and food production.

To help address these impacts, EPA Region 2 partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Solid Waste Resource Renewal Group at Rutgers University to offer a series of webinars designed to provide education on the best avenues and methods of food waste management.

The audio recording from these sessions are posted below (as mp3 files) along with the powerpoint slides (as pdf files).

Overview of Food Waste, Climate Change Connection, and Waste Audits
February 23, 2010

Audio Recording [82 MB, 1:30:06]
Jennifer Brady, The Climate - Food Waste Connection [1 MB, 12 pp]
Priscilla Hayes, Why is Food Waste Management an Issue? [550 KB, 32 pp]
Priscilla Hayes, Waste Audit Introduction [844 KB, 22 pp]

Separation and Collection of Food Waste
March 10, 2010

Audio Recording [40 MB, 1:28:23]
Peter Anderson, Beyond Recycling [1.71 MB, 21 pp]
Michael P Manna, Go Green, Save Green [390 KB, 14 pp]
Composting Logistics [1.5 MB, 30 pp]

Waste Reduction Through Reuse
March 17, 2010

Audio Recording [34 MB, 1:25:44]
Migdalia Otero, Ending Hunger & Food Waste [3.27 MB, 21 pp]
Norm Ruttan, Food Rescue and Waste: Diversion [1.78 MB, 25 pp]
Experiences of a Pig Farmer [1 MB, 14 pp]

Composting and End-of-Life Management
March 31, 2010

Audio Recording [40 MB, 1:27:33]
Overview of Anaerobic Digestion and Digesters [1.35 MB, 23 pp]
Food Waste Composting In-Vessel Compost System Review [2.8 MB, 43 pp]
Recycling Food Residuals via On-Farm Composting [3.9 MB, 54 pp]

Putting the Pieces Together and EPA Tools
April 7, 2010

Audio Recording [20 MB, 1:27:15]
Nora Goldstein, Food Waste Composting ...Happens [1.58 MB, 32 pp]
Jennifer Brady, Tools for Evaluating a Food Waste Diversion Program [640 KB, 14 pp]
Steven Sherman, Making the Leap to Composting Food Scraps [4.5 MB, 22 pp]


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