How we help develop the wasted food diversion marketplace
Our job is to get to know all the solution providers like haulers, food rescue organizations, technology platforms for prevention, composting facilities, and anaerobic digesters, and identify market niches and ideal customer types.
Armed with that information, we then engage with businesses and institutions that have wasted food and actively connect them with the service providers that will provide the best solution. We take into account the location and size of the business, the type or amount of wasted food to be diverted, and associated costs. Once the businesses have this information, they can make an informed decision about how to reduce or divert their wasted food.
CET is a trusted resource for both the business and service provider because we don’t have a stake in any particular solution; we want to help reduce or divert wasted food!
In doing this work, we often find gaps or barriers in the marketplace. We then embark on focused efforts to engage stakeholders and jumpstart the marketplace by aggregating a critical mass of interest on the part of businesses and institutions and their service providers, and drive the development of cost-competitive wasted food diversion solutions in that area. We also develop Best Management Practices and other guidance and trainings as needed, and advise government on changes to policies and programs that can address critical barriers.
MassDEP Commissioner Marty Suuberg says, “The Center for EcoTechnology does tremendous work working with businesses to provide recycling options to tell them what they can do to really make sure they’re taking advantage of not only the environmental, but the economic advantages of recycling…they are a very proactive and user friendly organization.” See the full video: