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HealthPartners: Food waste avoidance through composting and animal feeding

  • Food
  • Case Study
  • HealthPartners
  • food waste
  • Waste
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) In 2015, HealthPartners diverted 88 tons of food waste to livestock feed, 17 tons to a commercial compost facility, and almost 1.5 tons was composted on-site at one of the five hospitals. Waste removal fees were reduced by $8,800 in 2015.

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HealthPartners food waste case study

Montefiore Medical Center: On-site food waste digestion

  • Food
  • Food Case Study
  • Case Study
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Montefiore partnered with EnviroPure Systems for on-site food waste digestion and process to gray water. Montefiore has diverted almost 250,000 pounds of food waste from the landfill since installing the on-site digester in September 2014. By eliminating the need to haul the organic waste, Montefiore has reduced carbon emissions and saved almost $15,000 in pickup…

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Montefiore food waste case study

HealthPartners: Feed people, not landfills poster sample

  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Composting
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
  • HealthPartners
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Highlight the less food waste champions within your organization using this "Feed people, not landfills" poster template. Simply download this Microsoft Word document, customize with your organization's logo and employees' information, and save to a PDF to print. Here is a sample poster from HealthPartners, a PracticeGreenhealth member. 

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Feed people, not landfills poster sample

Guidance for purchasing can liners

  • Waste
  • Sustainable procurement
Guidance on the applicable environmental considerations for can liners

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Less food to landfills poster: EPA

  • Waste
  • Food
  • food waste
  • Composting
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Download the 8.5" x 11" Less food to landfill print-ready poster to print onsite or at a local printer. This poster features a statistic from the EPA and ways hospitals can start reducing food waste. 

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Less food to landfill EPA poster

Less food to landfills poster: Methane

  • Food
  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Composting
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Download the 8.5" x 11" Less food to landfill print-ready poster to print onsite or at a local printer. This poster is about how hospitals can use composting to reduce food waste and greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Less food to landfill poster: Methane

Less food to landfill goal calculations

  • Food
  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Calculator
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Use this guidance and Excel spreadsheet to calculate how much food is going to waste at your facility. 

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Why less food to landfill

  • Food
  • Toolkit
  • food waste
  • Waste
(Less food to landfill toolkit) More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste (MSW). Fifty-two million tons of food is sent to landfills annually (equating to 21 percent of landfill volume), plus another 10 million tons is discarded or left unharvested on farms.

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