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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Food Waste Case Study: Poweshiek County Jail

Title:
Food Waste Case Study: Poweshiek County Jail

Abstract:
Correctional facilities across the country are taking the initiative to reduce the amount of food wasted on a daily basis. It's not only better for the environment, but it results in lowering disposal costs. Especially for small facilities these costs can be high with the distance needed to transport waste.

A study conducted for the Grocery Manufacturers Institute and Food Marketing Institute in 2012 estimated that food waste generated by prisons in the United States equals about 587,863,160 pounds with an estimate of one pound of food waste generated per meal per inmate. The Poweshiek County Jail serves three meals per day per inmate. This data helps with the first step of reducing food waste, an audit.

URL:
http://iwrc.uni.edu/food-waste/case-studies/poweshiek-county-jail

Source:
Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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