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Throughout 2016 and 2017, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute worked with companies across New York State to conduct several food waste assessments. These waste studies involved the tracking of food waste over a paeriod of time to dtermine the amount, sources and causes of waste generation. As part of this project, several businesses were assessed from the grocery sector. The three stores studied were located in the Rochester, Syracuse and Albany regions. Two of the stores are part of large chains in population-dense areas. The third store was a single, small, family-owned grocery store in a suburban area.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute worked with companies across New York State to conduct several food waste assessments. As part of this project, several businesses were assessed from the healthcare sector. All facilities were located in population dense, urban areas throughout Buffalo, Rochester and Albany. The number of beds ranged from mid-200s to mid-800s. Most hospitals were of medium size with two categorized as large hospitals.
RISE Products, Inc. (RISE) is a company based in Brooklyn, New York that creates nutritious ingredients out of upcycled organic byproducts, which would have otherwise gone to waste. Today, about 40% of the food produced in the United States is wasted throughout the food supply chain. RISE has sought to take what is traditionally thought of as waste (spent grain) and turn it into a new product (flour).
O'Brien & Gere, Inc. of North America, located in Rochester, New York offers comprehensive, sustainable, and affordable solutions for clients in areas of advanced manufacturing, energy, environment, and water services. O'Brien & Gere, Inc. of North America requested the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute to compare the performance of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel treated with a proprietary fuel additive.
Located in Greenpoint, New York, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream has been making ice cream from scratch since 2008. As part of a grant funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation and the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute partnered to reduce the environmental impacts from local manufacturers and improve the qualify of life for area residents and workers.
KIK Custom Products (KIK), located in Cortland, New York, manufacturers and develops personal and hair care products along with providing manufacturing services for private label clients to produce detergents and other household products. KIK wanted to evaluate their manufacturing and cleaning activities in an effort to identify potential opportunities for reducing cleaning waste quantities and avoid disposal.
The Food Bank Association of New York State is a member organization for New York State's regional food banks. The current nine member food banks collectively distribute 180 million pounds of food annually. The Food Bank Association of New York State wanted to explore the potential for a "produce acquisition and sharing model" amongst New York State food banks.
The Foundation for New York's Strongest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the work of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). The Foundation's core mission is to highlight the important contributions made by the DSNY workforce to keep New York City clean and safe every day. The Foundation of New York's Strongest would like to support food waste solutions from small businesses to help reduce the 650,000 tons of food waste that New York City businesses throw away each year.
The Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc., (HBCAC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 community grassroots organization that has been in existence since 1993. HBCAC is dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness. HBCAC's is to educate students on the potential harms of endocrine disrupting chemicals thus resulting in better lifestyle choices now and during future points of susceptibility.
Located in New Paltz, New York, Biofilm Solutions, Inc., is developing processes to increase biofilm acceleration for application to BioSand Bag Filter systems in order to achieve faster water filter readiness. Biofilm Solutions challenged NYSP2I to evaluate new methodologies of storage and biofilm growth acceleration for water filtration.
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