Materials Management - Food Waste Reduction in Erie County, NY
Food Waste Reduction in Erie County, NY
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning partnered with NEWMOA, Leanpath, and Metz Culinary Management to measure and reduce food waste at health care facilities in and around Buffalo, NY. The project team worked with Metz Culinary management to implement the Leanpath 360 tool in four health care facilities, ranging from large public hospitals to a mid-size assisted living facility. Leanpath is a sophisticated system that combines a physical scale with a camera and customizable software to categorize and measure food waste from different mealtimes and activities. The project team developed a case study, food reduction guide, and a workshop for food service kitchens in Buffalo, NY focused on the benefits of preventing food waste and practical recommendations for institutional settings.
This Project was sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.