United States Establishes First Food Waste Reduction Goal

By Allan Gerlat, Waste360.

Two government agencies have established the United States first-ever food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) combined to establish the goal and will lead a partnership with the private sector, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, and local, state and tribal governments to reduce food loss and waste to improve overall food security and conserve natural resources, according to a news release.