SCrAP Encourages Schools to Prevent Food Waste
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The Environmental Research and Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds educational initiatives for sustainable waste management practices, has developed the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP). Roughly 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown away, which equates to nearly $165 billion worth of food each year. SCrAP aims to gather information about the quantity of waste generated in school cafeterias to help schools reduce food costs and waste. School participation can be as simple as completing a questionnaire or as involved as providing waste weight measurements. Participating schools may be selected to win a cash prize up to a maximum of $1,500. Learn more at erefdn.org/school-cafeteria-waste.