University receives grant to tackle food waste
Oregon State University will begin weighing waste in its food halls after receiving a $27,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program, the Gazette Times reports.
The school will use the money to install a computer-based system to help keep track of the waste.
Through the system, which includes a scale and a camera, staff will be able to weigh leftover food and take a photo of it before it’s discarded.
After reviewing the data collected, school officials say they may try to reduce portion sizes, alter purchases or order different meals. The school is hoping to see a 10% reduction in food waste.
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