Rhode Island businesses are facing challenges as traditional options for disposing of municipal solid waste (MSW) are diminishing or becoming more expensive and costs continue to increase for waste disposal. CET has provided free support to hundreds of businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We are an environmental non-profit working with partners across Rhode Island and want to offer our grant-funded services to your network.  

Use the tools below to connect businesses with assistance to reduce waste, improve their bottom line, improve employee job satisfaction, and respond to customer demands for sustainable practices.

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Are you looking for ways to save money, improve employee job satisfaction, and integrate sustainable practices into your business? The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) is here to help! With support from partners across Rhode Island, CET offers easy, practical solutions to businesses and institutions across Rhode Island at no-cost. With this support, a CET waste reduction expert will meet with you and provide custom recommendations to help you identify more beneficial uses for your surplus food and food scraps. Still wondering if this is right for you?

Check out their success stories to hear from your peers! Their experts are available at 888-813-8552 and wastedfood@cetonline.org, or click here to learn more or get started. 

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According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In Rhode Island, businesses are facing waste reduction challenges: traditional options for waste disposal are diminishing or becoming more expensive, and costs continue to increase. Recently, I learned that we have a resource to help businesses tackle this problem. With support from partners across the state, CET has provided free support to hundreds of businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle. An environmental non-profit, they offer free assistance that centers the business, looking at waste through a lens that saves money, improves employee job satisfaction, and integrates sustainable practices into the day-to-day. 

CET provides custom recommendations to help identify more beneficial uses for your wasted food. When visiting their website (wastedfood.cetonline.org/states/rhode-island), you can see the numerous opportunities for wasted food diversion. For example, did you know liability protections are robust for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and institutions who donate food in good faith to nonprofit organizations? These protections include the federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act as well as additional state protections, such as those in New York. 

Handling our waste with care is a way to take care of our community. It opens the door for more food donation, less strain on our landfills, and has the potential to improve the bottom line of our local businesses. Rhode Island businesses can take advantage of this free service by email or phone: wastedfood@cetonline.org or 888-813-8552. 

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Looking to find more beneficial uses for your food surplus or food scraps? The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) is available to assist! CET has partners across the state to help Rhode Island businesses and institutions reduce waste. As a nonprofit with over 45 years of expertise, their staff helps businesses and institutions evaluate opportunities to reduce, rescue, or recycle food scraps. Contact one of CET’s recycling experts at 866-306-0911, or visit wastedfood.cetonline.org/states/rhode-island to learn more or get started. 

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Are you a business looking for waste alternatives? @cetonline offers free assistance! CET works with partners to help RI businesses reduce, rescue, or recycle organics, cardboard, building materials, and more. 888-813-8552 or visit bit.ly/3D68Vtl.

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