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Presented by: Daryl Williams, Tulalip Tribes Tansey Smith, Forest County Potawatomi Learn about Tulalip Tribe’s innovative and successful Qualco Dairy Anaerobic Digester and Forest County Potawatomi’s 2MW anaerobic digester and biogas generation facility which converts food waste into electricity to power 1,500 homes.
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the biological decomposition of organic matter with little or no oxygen. The anaerobic digestion process occurs naturally in marshes and wetlands. There are a variety of controlled systems where anaerobic technology is currently utilized in the United States, including wastewater treatment facilities (also Public-Operated Treatment Works […]
EPA’s Sustainable Food Management webinar series is designed to help increase our understanding of food waste issues, and to support grocers, venues, and universities in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. This series will provide technical assistance to help Food Recovery Challenge partners make simple changes in food purchasing, storage, preparation and service practices that […]
The first step in reducing waste is to measure and track the amount, type of, and the source of the food and packaging waste. A food and packaging waste audit serves as the foundation for reduction efforts. Information on the waste type (i.e., bell peppers or chicken breasts) and reason […]
How much of your food and money are you literally throwing away? The Food Recovery Challenge asks participants to reduce as much of their food waste as possible – saving money, helping communities, and protecting the environment.
Learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Composting Program, as well as EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. “Each day at lunch, children in the Prior Lake Savage School district put their leftovers and their biodegradable paper products such as empty milk cartons, napkins, and thick cardboard pressed trays into a special […]
Northern California’s Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is a pioneer in the field of food waste anaerobic digestion. In an effort to assist other waste agencies, EPA provided a grant to HWMA to develop a tool kit that provides an overview of key permitting steps and regulatory requirements for anaerobic […]
Hazardous substances are present in each of our communities. People can be exposed to hazardous substances through many different avenues: in their homes, drinking from a contaminated water source, entering abandoned buildings, incinerators emissions, industrial releases, and direct contact with landfills or other contaminated sites. This website has been developed […]
The Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program is focused on providing training and assistance in the field of solid waste for tribal nations and communities. In 2013, ITEP entered into a partnership with the US EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) and the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) […]
Founded in 1997, TSWAN is a non-profit alliance of Native American Tribes from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska striving to make effective and environmentally responsible solid waste management a priority on our reservations and in our communities. In the Tribal tradition of being responsible caretakers of the earth, TSWAN […]
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