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NYS Announces $4 Million in Grants to Expand Food Waste Recycling
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggosrecently announced $4 million in grant funding [ https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113919.html ] for generators of excess wholesome food and food scraps to expand their capacity to donate wholesome food or divert it to organics recycling facilities. An estimated 40 percent of the food produced in the United States goes uneaten while about 2.5 million New Yorkers are food insecure.
*Eligible Entities:* NYS businesses, municipalities, or not-for-profits that generate large amounts of food waste.
Learn more about the Food Waste Reduction & Diversion Reimbursement Program [ https://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/food-reimbursement ].