Food Waste Prevention Actions
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Food Recovery Hierarchy – Presents prioritized actions organizations can take to prevent and divert wasted food.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - How to Prevent Wasted Food Through Source Reduction
Commercial edible food generators can also take actions to prevent and reduce food waste. Tools developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can be used to conduct a food waste audit:
- Resources for Assessing Wasted Food - The tools on this website help to measure and track the amount, type of, and the source of the food and packaging waste.
- Tools for Preventing and Diverting Wasted Food – this website provides additional tools for preventing food waste.