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EPA, USDA Join to Set Nations First Food Waste Reduction Goals with Charities and Private Companies
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, September 16, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiberg will join U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as well as private industry and charitable organizations to announce the United States' first food waste reduction goals at City Harvest's food recycling facility in Long Island City, N.Y.
The announcement occurs just one week before world leaders begin to gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to address sustainable development practices and goals, including sustainable production and consumption.
WHAT: U.S. government officials, private sector representatives and charitable organizations announce first U.S. food waste reduction goals at City Harvest's food rescue facility in Long Island City, N.Y.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
1:00 p.m. EDT
WHO: EPA Acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg;
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Jilly Stephens, Executive Director, City Harvest
Leslie Sarasin, President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute
Bill Thomas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Feeding America
WHERE: City Harvest
Food Rescue Facility
55-01 2nd Street
Long Island City, NY
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