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Build Back Better Project
Lowering Food Costs in Detroit through Decreasing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens
30 restaurants in Detroit are embarking on a journey to reduce their food waste, cut unnecessary costs, and become an ally in the fight against climate change through the adoption of The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste certification program.

The aim is to identify and eliminate hidden sources of food waste and create long-lasting solutions to waste prevention.

This project is engineered by Make Food Not Waste. Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Methodology by The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste. Outreach partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
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Are you a restaurant based in Detroit looking to cut food costs, reduce food waste and stand out from the crowd? If yes, register now!

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The Aim
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“Given how hard COVID has hit the industry, restaurants literally can’t afford to waste a single drop. By going through The PLEDGE™’s methodical approach, operations can uncover those hidden sources of waste and save money. As more customers are concerned with climate change, demonstrating a commitment to planet-friendly practices by having The PLEDGE™ certification can help restaurants attract more eaters.””

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Danielle Todd

Executive Director of Make Food Not Waste

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Participating Restaurants
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SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
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Agile FIT Food Waste Monitoring Tech

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Tailored support and technical workshops from  local Accredited Consultants

Holistic approach using  The PLEDGE™

EXPECTED IMPACT

Participating restaurants level

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3-5% reduction in cost per cover 

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Up to 35% reduction in food waste 

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The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste certification

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RESOURCES

For pilots, you can find useful resources here:

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PRESS

For press toolkit, please contact us via love@thepledgeonfoodwaste.org

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Make food, not waste:
30 Metro Detroit food businesses to lead the U.S. in sustainability pledge

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Make food, not waste:
30 Metro Detroit food businesses to lead the U.S. in sustainability pledge

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Make food, not waste:
30 Metro Detroit food businesses to lead the U.S. in sustainability pledge