Promising Practices in Food Reclamation
The purpose of this project was to determine promising practices for the City of Saskatoon in diversion of edible food from the landfill. The project builds on food reclamation work that began in 2016 at the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority and waste diversion work initiated by the City of Saskatoon in 2018. The project includes an environmental scan of promising programs and policies in other municipal jurisdictions for reclamation of otherwise wasted food; a small pre/post intervention study of the implementation of a brochure explaining the rights and responsibilities of food businesses in food donation; and a key informant interview study to determine what kinds of support are needed for food businesses to reduce the edible food they currently sent to the landfill. The project was funded by Research Junction, a collaboration between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan.
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