Last year, New York City began requiring businesses of a certain size to recycle their food scraps, either by hauling it themselves or hiring a private carter. The law is part of the city’s effort to deal with the 650,000 tons of food waste produced by businesses annually, and eventually send zero waste to landfills by 2030.
A change on this scale is not easy to implement, and in order to assist businesses on their food waste journey, the Foundation for New York’s Strongest will host the NYC Food Waste Fair, an expo-style event with workshops, digital content and live demonstrations, on June 27, 2017.
The organizers hope to equip New York City business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools and connections they need to build a food waste prevention plan from scratch, or take existing programs to the next level.
What: NYC Food Waste Fair
When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 // 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center
More info: NYC Food Waste Fair website
The exhibit hall will showcase dozens of vendors offering food waste prevention, recovery and recycling services. And workshops will provide information from city government officials on how to comply with laws and regulations, as well as tips from experts on how to achieve tangible, cost-effective results.
Photo credit: NYC Food Waste Fair