Gundersen Health System: Food waste prevention tracking system

Less food to landfill toolkit

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(Less food to landfill toolkit) Gundersen Health System's commitment to environmental stewardship led to the creation of its Envision® Program. One of the key initiatives of the program is waste management and control. Food and Nutrition and Sustainability leaders identified a significant opportunity to reduce preconsumer food waste, to both lower the organization’s carbon footprint and to save money on food purchases. They evaluated their options and determined that the LeanPath Food Waste Tracking System would transform their food waste prevention vision into reality. Its medical center in La Crosse, Wisc. achieved a 50 percent waste reduction and savings of  $25,000 per year. 

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