Thu Jul 15 2021
The Zero Food Waste Act introduced in Congress
The Zero Food Waste Act introduced by Representatives Julia Brownley (CA), Ann McLane Kuster (NH), Chellie Pingree (ME), and Senator Cory Booker (NJ) would advance a core element of the Food Loss and Waste Action Plan. The Act would provide state governments, Native nations, and local communities with an alternative to sending food waste to landﬁlls and incinerators and support building out the nation’s food waste management infrastructure—creating quality new jobs, and significantly reducing GHG emissions.
Specifically, the bill would provide state and local leaders with resources to scale up food loss and waste prevention, measurement, rescue, and recycling to help put the US on a path towards achieving its national goal of reducing food loss and waste 50% by 2030 and transforming our food system to benefit people and the planet.
- Read the sponsors' press release on introduction of the Zero Food Waste Act
- View S.2389 or S.2389H.R.4444 on Congress.gov
- Read the bill text.
What Supporters Are Saying
- WWF and Partners Welcome New Bill to Fight US Food Waste & Build a Better Food System
- Federal Food Waste Bills Offer Climate Solution - Darby Hoover & Yvette Cabrera, NRDC
- Congress can make progress on fighting emissions with Zero Food Waste Act - Pete Pearson, WWF
- Tell Congress, it's time to fight food waste.
- Want to endorse the the Zero Food Waste Act or become a supporter of the Food Waste Action Plan? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zero Food Waste Act Supporters
- Californians Against Waste
- Carrier Corporation
- Center for EcoTechnology
- City of Asheville, North Carolina
- City of Baltimore, Maryland
- City of Jersey City, New Jersey
- Mayor Ted Wheeler, City of Portland, Oregon
- FoodPLUS Detroit
- Food Recovery Network
- Food Waste Reduction Alliance
- FMI - the Food Industry Association
- Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic
- ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA
- Institute for Local Self-Reliance
- Make Food Not Waste
- National Restaurant Association
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Second Servings of Houston
- The Farmlink Project
- Upcycled Food Association
- U.S. Green Building Council
- World Wildlife Fund