Waste or Product?
On October 29, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4, in partnership with the Green Foodservice Alliance, the Georgia Restaurant Association, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Pollution Prevention Assistance Division, hosted a seminar entitled Waste or Product? Recycling Best Practices for the Foodservice Industry.
The majority of foodservice operation “waste” that is hauled to landfills is industrial product. With a properly negotiated waste hauling contract, recycling is a cost saving endeavor. The purpose of the seminar was to provide options to create solutions for recycling back and front of the house “waste.”
Holly Elmore, Founder and Executive Director, Green Foodservice Alliance, welcomed attendees and expressed the hope that they would understand more about the products they are sending to land fills and learn about scenarios and resources for recycling solutions.