Reducing/Diverting Wasted Food 2016

A total of $241,800 in 2016 Community Pollution Prevention Grant funds were awarded to support four projects across the state, all aimed at reducing and diverting wasted food.  The DEQ identified food waste as a significant waste stream with high potential for reduction.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, food waste constitutes 21 percent of discarded municipal solid waste.

 

2016 Awards

Delta Institute $91,150

Feeding America West Michigan $100,000

Love INC Tri-Cities $5,000

Wayne County Airport Authority $45,650