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Preventing Food Waste Upstream: A Source Reduction Approach Part III
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM MDT
Category: Other Events

U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy Webinar

March 14, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:45 pm ET

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The top tier of EPA's Food Recovery Hierarchy is source reduction: reduce the volume of surplus food generated. Businesses and organizations can learn to effectively prevent wasted food by taking source reduction steps such as inventorying supplies, changing meal prep and buying less. Preventing wasted food provides the greatest potential for cost savings and resource conservation relative to the other Food Recovery Hierarchy activities.

Because source reduction can be challenging to understand, quantify and implement, in this webinar (the third in a series) you'll learn about the definition of source reduction and examples of award-winning cases at a restaurant, state park and county correctional facility that prevent wasted food at the source.


  • Kelsey Davis, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Food Recovery Challenge Endorser awardee)
  • Scott Ferguson, The Forge at Montgomery Bell State Park (Food Recovery Challenge awardee in Source Reduction)
  • J. Cody Lillstrom, Boulder County Resource Conservation Division Boulder County Jail (Food Recovery Challenge regional awardee)
  • Timothy Oliveira, Boulder County Jail and Boulder County Sheriff's Office (Food Recovery Challenge regional awardee)
  • Andre Villasenor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9

Additional Resources

View the first part of the series here:

View the second part of the series here:

Learn about the Food Recovery Hierarchy here: