SWACO Releases Plan to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030
Many OSAE members are engaged in the initiative
In September 2018, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, otherwise known as SWACO, developed the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative to unite organizations in a common goal of reducing food waste in central Ohio.
The initiative, which includes more than 60 organizations, businesses, schools and nonprofits, came together to form solutions to prevent food waste, rescue and redistribute edible food, and recycle food through composting and other means. The food waste plan, unveiled in mid-May, is the result of the input and contributions made by these organizations.
Even before the initiative was established, central Ohio businesses and organizations were involved in food waste prevention and solutions, including the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Kroger and Ohio State University, as well as the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) and Ohio Grocers Association (OGA). The plan establishes a more coordinated approach to circumventing food waste.
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