|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 21, 2013|
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting
|0.25 / 0.25||
Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:
We have a program called Trim Trax which tracks waste associated with food production. This waste is weighed and recorded on a daily basis. Associates are encouraged to continually reduce the poundage.
Food waste throughout the food system is responsible for an enormous amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Organic matter, especially food scrap, is a big contributor to methane gas formation in landfills, a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat close to the earth’s surface. We are working extensively to reduce food waste matter by implementing a proprietary waste reduction program in our units. Our goal is to remove 4.5M lbs of food waste from the landfills by 2010.
The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The website URL where information about the composting program is available:
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