Food Waste & Packaging

Issues & Goals

The Food Waste & Packaging Policy Action Team is:

  • defining the most appropriate policy and advocacy actions to complement actions carried out at national and local level;
  • consulting stakeholders and experts to identify opportunities at all levels of the food chain to minimize food waste without compromising food safety;
  • and developing policy and educational campaigns around food waste prevention and food waste recovery systems from businesses, institutions, residents and agencies.

Meetings 

Meeting times and locations are posted here.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 8:30am-10:00am at the Washtenaw County Administration Building, Lower Small Conference Room 0105, 200 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Click Here to Find Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Current Projects

The Food Waste & Packaging Policy Action Team is focusing on the following initiatives:

  • Food donations (to people and animals)
  • Food waste prevention education
  • Zero waste events
  • Residential bi-weekly trash pick up/weekly compost pick up (with necessary infrastructure for composting)
  • Waste-free school lunches
  • Take-out containers (reusable, compostable, recyclable food containers)

Resources

County Green Room shows influenced by the Food Waste & Packaging Policy Action Team

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