General Waste Reduction
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website provides information about reducing waste.
Tools to Reduce Waste in Schools is a guide developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in February 2007. “This guide provides schools, school districts, and school business officials with audience-specific information for starting or expanding an existing waste reduction program.” as described in its introduction.
NJDEP Green Purchasing: A Guide for Local Governments and Communities, February 2006
According to Savethefood.com, 40% of all food in America is wasted. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created the Food Recovery Hierarchy below “to prioritize actions organizations can take to prevent and divert wasted food”.