Reduce Food Waste This Holiday Season

The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that during the holiday season, household food waste increases by over 25%. But you can make a difference with a quick tips and fun recipes to use up leftovers.

SWACO and Rev1 Ventures Announce Partnership to Bring Food Waste Innovation to Columbus Region

In October 2020, Rev1 Ventures and SWACO announced a partnership to advance new technologies in food waste in the Central Ohio region. Technologies will address food waste reduction in manufacturing, commercial kitchens, retail, and residential spaces. Learn more about the partnership and connect in with the innovation work at the link below.

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We Can Make a Difference

Thank you for joining SWACO and the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative in keeping food out of the landfill and reclaiming it to be a resource for our community. With your help, we can cut Central Ohio food waste in half by 2030.

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Learn What You Can Do to Help Reduce Food Waste

Did you know? Save More Than Food was developed by 150+ partners in the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative who worked together to provide Central Ohio with tools to reduce food waste.

Make a Difference Central Ohio is Taking Action to Reduce Food Waste

Central Ohio landfills nearly 1 million pounds of food waste every single day. That’s why leaders from across Franklin County came together in 2019 to form the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative. Working together, over 150 partners in the initiative are reclaiming lost resources on a path to cutting Central Ohio food waste in half by 2030. Learn more about the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative and their 20-point action plan:

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Start Your Food Waste Reduction Journey With Save More Than Food

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Did you know? Each Central Ohio resident wastes over 30 gallons of water a year that was used to grow food that is thrown away.

Spread the Word Join the Fight Against Food Waste

We want you on our team! Use Save More Than Food communications tools to engage your family, workplace, schools, and community in reducing food waste.

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Did you know? Every Central Ohio resident wastes about $375 a year on food that's thrown away.

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Reducing food waste starts with a better understanding of the issues we face. Take our "Save More Than Food" quiz and test your food waste knowledge.

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