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Kick Food Waste off Campus!

As the student-led zero waste movement gains momentum across the nation, the Post-Landfill Action Network is working hard to ensure that students have access to the tools and information they need to make lasting change on their campuses. To do this, we work with industry innovators, campus leaders and other non-profit activists in building best-practice resources. With supplementary resources from Food Recovery Network, PLAN has compiled over 60 pages of best-practices guidance for reducing food waste on your campus. We move down the food waste hierarchy to tackle food waste from every angle, including:

  • Simple behavioral changes for source reduction of food waste
  • Organized efforts for salvaging pre- and post-consumer food scraps for redistribution
  • Secondary uses for salvaged food, including animal feed and industrial uses
  • Guidance for navigating a compost system that best suits your campus community

For all of these approaches to reducing food waste, we incorporate general project advice for volunteer recruitment, smooth leadership turnover, working with administration, and facilitating collaboration across campus.


To access this resource, look in your campus’s PLAN member folder, or connect with our Campus Coordinators to find out how to make your campus a part of the network!

Click on the cover page for a preview of the Food Recovery Manual!

Become a Member!

Access one-on-one advising, all of the benefits listed here, and other best practice manuals on the following topics:

  • Move Out Programs
  • Waste Audits
  • Free and Thrift Stores
  • Plastic-Free Campuses (This one is publicly accessible – take a look!)
  • Hard-to-Recycle Materials

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