Sustainable Warwick to host EPA waste expert at Feb. 21 meeting


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Source: EPA The Food Recovery Challenge is one of two voluntary partnerships that the EPA relies upon to reduce the amount of municipal solid waste entering landfills. Rachel Chaput of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Materials Management program will be discussing this issue as the featured speaker at the Sustainable Warwick meeting on Feb. 21.



WARWICK — Rachel Chaput of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Materials Management program will be the featured speaker at the Sustainable Warwick meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Senior Center, 132 Kings Highway (behind Town Hall).

The EPA Sustainable Materials Management program strives to reduce the amount of municipal solid waste entering landfills. This not only reduces problems with landfills, but also saves municipalities money.

To accomplish this goal, the agency relies heavily on two voluntary, free partnership programs:

• WasteWise ((https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise); and

• Food Recovery Challenge (https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/food-recovery-challenge-frc).

Chaput will explain these programs and how participation in them could assist Warwick in its sustainability goals.

Chaput has worked for the US EPA Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) for 25 years and recently moved to Warwick.

This program was orginally scheduled for January but postposed due to weather.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Interactive map remembers loved ones lost to opioids
The National Safety Council has launched an interactive memorial, Celebrating Lost Loved Ones, to honor those who have lost their lives to opioids.
This mapping technology...

Read more »
Image

Warwick Valley Middle School hosts Valentines for Vets
On Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, faculty, staff and students welcomed local area veterans to their 10th annual "Valentines for Vets" breakfast. The mission of the students...
Read more »
Image

A time to pause
— On the morning after the latest incident of school violence, this time 17 people killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida,...
Read more »

WVSD board warns of projected $870,000 shortfall
By Abby Wolf
— As another budget season dawns, the Warwick Valley School Board opened its regular meeting on Monday night with...

Read more »

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
A time to pause
  • Feb 15, 2018
Obituaries
Richard Melcher Ulvila Jr.
  • Feb 15, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Warwick, NY