Food Waste Restaurant Challenge Guide

November 05, 2019

In our Tackling Food Waste in Cities: A Policy and Program Toolkit (Strategy #7), we note that cities interested in reducing food waste should consider ways to involve business sectors in their efforts, particularly those sectors most often linked to higher food waste generation, such as food service. Some cities, including Nashville and Denver, have successfully engaged restaurants and other sectors, including hospitality and retail, through food waste challenges that engage local businesses in adopting specific practices to reduce the amount of food going to waste, donate surplus food, and recycle food scraps. This guide to implementing a restaurant (or other business) food waste challenge is based on the models in Nashville and Denver and is intended to guide cities interested in adopting their own business food waste challenges.

Full Restaurant Challenge Guide coming in winter 2020.