How typically do you toss out oranges, tomatoes and different vegatables and fruits that rotted earlier than you might eat them?
Have you ever ever opened your cabinet and located moldy bread or long-forgotten potatoes coated with sprouts?
Should you answered sure to both of those questions, you are not alone. Individuals waste an amazing quantity of meals. In truth, in Franklin County alone, practically one million kilos of meals waste are getting into our landfill day by day.
Though that meals may need had the potential to feed the hungry in our neighborhood, it is not nearly wasted meals. It is also about wasted assets — all of the labor, land, water and vitality used to develop, course of and transport meals.
SWACO is working to lower the quantity of meals that results in the landfill.
Final fall, we launched the Central Ohio Meals Waste Initiative, a bunch of greater than 60 organizations working collectively to scale back meals waste.
The group recognized three areas of focus — food-waste prevention, meals rescue and meals recycling — and got here up with 20 options outlined within the Central Ohio Meals Waste Motion Plan.
COFWI started by engaged on three options:
* Promote present packages and companies.
* Take a look at and implementing food-waste-reduction packages in colleges.
* Develop an schooling marketing campaign to assist customers scale back their meals waste.
COFWI members plan to construct on these options with extra initiatives centered on rising meals donation, partaking with food-service suppliers and selling improvements round meals waste.
Concurrently, SWACO performed a composting-feasibility research to find out if our neighborhood has the infrastructure to assist a large-scale operation for composting meals waste.
Over the following few months, we’ll launch the outcomes of the feasibility research and kick off the…