WGP Credit 2: Reuse and Rescue Programs/Projects (1-3 points)
To reduce disposal of products and food that are still usable or are fit for consumption through reuse and rescue programs.
Local Government and Industry Requirements:
Local government and/or its vendors or the Company should:
● Support or implement product reuse or upcycling programs
● Support or Implement a daily Prepared Food rescue program for healthy and Edible Food.
● Support or Implement a program of heavily discounted pricing for food near or at expiration date.
Food Rescue (percent of available Edible Food)
Near Expiration Date Discount Program
Tier 1: (1 Point)
Rescue 10 percent of available Edible Food
10 percent of local food stores have discount program
Tier 2: (1 Point)
Rescue 20 percent
20 percent of local food stores
Tier 3: (1 Point)
Rescue 25 percent
25 percent of local food stores
● Support or encourage local product reuse programs and organizations through grants, publicity, educational awareness, social media, and/or technical assistance
○ Upcycling opportunities
○ Local reuse companies and agencies
○ Material reuse donations from businesses and institutions for schools
● Support or encourage local food rescue organizations through grants, publicity, educational awareness, social media, and/or technical assistance.
● Connect residents and non-profits with food rescue smartphone applications that alert user whenever excess food becomes available for discounted or free consumption (ex: Food for All, Gebni, goMkt, etc.).
● “Spoiler Alert” for products with limited lifetime
● Recognize and promote stores that are being proactive in food waste recovery (e.g. Kroger Zero Waste, Zero Hunger)
● Adopt additional “good Samaritan law” to augment the federal “Bill Emerson Act” which reduces liability for food vendors
○ Have a health inspector go to food vendors to clarify these laws