Food Waste

Urban Green Lab’s Food Waste Initiatives highlight best practices in food waste reduction, recycling, and rescue.

Food waste

Food Waste Initiatives

Up to 40 percent of the food we produce in the United States goes uneaten. Because of how important and interconnected the issue of food waste is to all areas of sustainable living, Urban Green Lab leads a special project on food waste prevention, which happens to also intersect with all our core divisions – Classrooms, Households, and Workplaces. Through food waste, we highlight best practices in food waste reduction, recycling, and rescue by way of our leadership in the Nashville Food Waste Initiative and citywide pilots with the World Wildlife Fund and Nashville’s Kroger headquarters.

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Nashville Food Waste Initiative

The Natural Resources Defense Council, in partnership with Urban Green Lab, is developing local and national strategies to prevent food from going to waste, rescue surplus food, and recycle food scraps.

World Wildlife Fund Pilot

Urban Green Lab and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are teaming up to pilot cafeteria-based food waste audits in Metro Nashville Public Schools in an effort to better understand how K-12 schools can rescue, recycle, and reduce their wasted food.

Kroger Compost Pilot

Urban Green Lab and Kroger’s Nashville headquarters are partnering together to pilot food waste composting service.

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