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About this event:
The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (Harvard FLPC) and the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) will present on a toolkit for states and cities interested in implementing organic waste bans or recycling laws. The toolkit discusses the design of bans and recycling laws, barriers and solutions, and methods for strengthening or supporting food waste diversion. Harvard FLPC developed this toolkit with support from CET in a yearlong process compiling information through interviews, a stakeholder convening, and data from states and cities with organics recycling policies. The State of Vermont enacted a statewide universal recycling law in 2012 and the City of Austin, Texas, rolled out a local recycling ordinance in 2012. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) and the City of Austin will share experiences with implementing these policies as well as resources developed to support compliance. Attendees will learn how to evaluate options for creating or strengthening policies to address food waste best suited to their particular state or local context. Note: By registering for this webinar, you will receive an email 24-48 hours after the conclusion of the webinar with a link to the video recording of the webinar as well as a link to a PDF of the webinar’s slides.