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The Food Recovery Hierarchy

The Food Recovery Hierarchy prioritizes actions organizations can take to prevent and divert wasted food.

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The EPA is partnering with organizations and businesses to prevent and reduce waste food through the Sustainable Materials Management Food Recovery Challenge.

How Can I Divert Food From Landfills?

Why Divert Food Waste From Landfills?

Reducing the amount of food wasted has significant economic, social & environmental benefits:

Environmental Benefits

Economic Benefits

Social Benefits


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