Inedible food waste


Stop Food Waste is a programme funded under the EPA National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP) since 2009.

In light of the significant environmental and social issues arising from the disposal of food waste, and the realisation of the costs associated with this, the EPA set out to promote food waste prevention and home composting.

The Stop Food Waste programme is managed by The Clean Technology Centre (CTC) and involves a multi-disciplinary team, based around the country.

The programme works with householders, communities, schools, local authorities (through the Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN)), Tidy Towns groups, Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) and businesses, providing comprehensive information about the food we waste and how it can be prevented. As there will always be some unavoidable food waste, the programme also provides training and information on home composting.

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