Following many food waste assessments conducted by NYSP2I at food service, restaurant, and grocery operations, a self-assessment toolset was developed. To get started, follow the step-by-step directions provided in our How-To Guide.
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Individual toolsets were also created for three major food industry groups: Grocery, Restaurants and Food Service, and Healthcare. Each toolset contains useful templates, including a best practices guidance, a log sheet, and an Excel-based analysis worksheet that supplement the information provided in the How-to Guide.
While assessments are valuable and can be scaled to meet your time and resource constraints, sometimes you just need a quick answer that gets you an approximation of your overall food waste generation rate. We have an online Food Waste Estimator Tool, just for that reason.
Food Waste Estimator