The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced Towson University as the 2019 Food Recovery Challenge Winner for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Food waste accounts for most of waste humans dispose of daily. EPA has a goal to reach a 50 percent reduction in food waste by 2030, and as part of those efforts the Agency awards organizations that use innovation and best practices to reduce food waste. Towson University took the award for Region 3 that includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The school won high praise from EPA for expanding its composting program and donating unused food from campus dining to local non-profits.
From the EPA press release:
“Food Recovery Challenge participants are leaders in showing how preventing food waste and diverting excess wholesome food to people is an environmental win and a cost-saving business decision,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Their accomplishments serve as excellent examples to other companies, governments, organizations and communities.”