USEPA Resources

Wasted food comprises an estimated 21% of the total American waste stream. The links below outline the USEPA's 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal and how they are measuring ongoing action plans and successes of the campaign.

EPA Waste Reduction Goal

Objectives, key activities, opportunities, and actions

EPA Food Waste Toolkit: Food Too Good to Waste

An implementation guide and toolkit

EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy

Graphic with "how to" links at each tier

EPA Tri-State Food Waste Directory

Graphic displaying food waste type by County

Food Recovery Hierarchy, food waste, composting, waste management, recycle, source reduction

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Legislative Resources

Links to both national and Ohio-specific legislation pertaining to food waste.

Policy guidance for states and localities

Federal Enhanced Tax Deduction for Food Donation
A legal guide issued April 2016

Ohio Administrative Code

Chapter 3717-1 State of Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code

2017 Greater Cincinnati Action Plan

USDA Resources

The USDA has partnered with the USEPA in achieving the 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal. These links offer further food waste resources specific to rural communities and farmers.

USDA Food Loss and Waste Reduction Activities

Outline of new and ongoing USDA programs

USDA Food Loss Measurement Tools

Toolkits for auditing, measuring, and managing food waste

USDA Food Waste Webinars

Educational video resources

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Technical Resources

From changing household behaviors to building an at-home anaerobic digester, the links below offer technical resources for managing residential food waste reduction projects.

ReFED Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste

27 solutions with benefit cost and analysis

World Resources Institute: Food Loss and Waste 


Provides an accounting and reporting standard

USEPA Composting Basics

Types of composting and understanding the process

USEPA Anaerobic Digestion

Learn about biogas recovery

Green Umbrella Resources

Documents created by Green Umbrella used at our tabling events.

5 Tips to Fight Food Waste

Top 5 tips to reduce residential food waste.

Seasonal Fruits and Veggies Guide

Great for the fridge! Buy produce during its peak season, it'll last longer.

10-Minute Fridge Reality Check

An at-home exercise to determine your largest source of food waste.

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