PFPW.NEWS – August 24, 2020

Contents:

~   Single Use Plastics to be Phased Out by the University of California
~   Consumer Food Waste – NAS Report Issued
~   About Plastic Food Packaging Waste News or PFPW.news

Single Use Plastics to be Phased Out by the University of California 
– According to an August 23, 2020 Office of the UC President News Release, all university campuses and medical centers “… are phasing out single-use plastics … will focus on food service and retail outlets … UC researchers have shown that plastics can have a significant impact on the environment as only a small fraction of such products … are recycled … Plastic bags in retail and food service establishments will be eliminated by Jan. 1, 2021 … Single-use plastic dining accessories … will be eliminated and replaced with local compostable or reusable alternatives by July 1, 2021 … Dine-in facilities will provide reusable food service items … for food consumed on site by July 1, 2022, and to-go facilities will provide reusable or locally compostable alternatives … Campus food service operations will phase out the purchase, sale and distribution of single-use plastic beverage bottles by Jan. 1, 2023 … This systemwide policy allows campuses to decide how to tailor the implementation …” #SingleUsePlastic #Microplastic #Microplastics #PlasticWaste

Consumer Food Waste – NAS Report Issued
– On August 21, 2020, a Committee of the National Academies released a report, titled “A National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste at the Consumer Level”  – The report was released by webinar  – The report “… identifies strategies for changing consumer behavior, considering interactions and feedbacks within the food system. It explores the reasons food is wasted in the United States, including the characteristics of the complex systems through which food is produced, marketed, and sold, as well as the many other interconnected influences on consumers’ conscious and unconscious choices about purchasing, preparing, consuming, storing, and discarding food. This report presents a strategy for addressing the challenge of reducing food waste at the consumer level from a holistic, systems perspective …” #FoodWaste #PlasticWaste #FoodPackaging #SingleUsePlastic