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March 12, 2018
ReFED's Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste illustrated the dramatic economic impacts of food waste diversion. Food waste is a resource that can bring value to local communities in the forms of revenue, job creation and business growth, while benefitting the environment. How many composted tons of yard waste or food waste will result in an additional job being created? How many jobs are created through other processing means such as anaerobic digestion? How are other industries economically impacted by the generation of compost such as organic farming, permaculture, landscaping and reforestation? How do various approaches to organics processing support job creation? A panel of experts will discuss the impacts food waste diversion has on local economies.
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