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Connecticut Wasted Food Assistance

Addressing the Growing Concern

Connecticut 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.

Every year, CET provides free support to over 100 Connecticut businesses to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We are an environmental non-profit working with partners across Connecticut 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? CET (The Center for EcoTechnology) is here to help! 

With support from Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, CET offers easy, practical solutions to businesses and institutions across Connecticut 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 and waste. 

Still wondering if this is right for you? Check out their success stories to hear from your peers!

Their experts are available at reducewastect@cetonline.org and 888-410-3827, 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 Connecticut, 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 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, CET has provided free support to nearly 100 Connecticut 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 (https://www.cetonline.org/waste-assistance-connecticut), you can see the numerous opportunities for wasted food diversion.

From finding ways to properly divert wasted food, improving recycling systems, and donating building materials from construction and renovation projects (did you know that up to 70% of home building materials can be recycled?). 

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.

Connecticut businesses can take advantage of this free service by email reducewastect@cetonline.org or phone 888-410-3827. 

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Looking to find more beneficial uses for your food surplus or scraps? 🥦♻️

CET (The Center for EcoTechnology) can help! With partners across Connecticut, CET assists businesses and institutions in waste reduction.

As a nonprofit with over 45 years of expertise, their staff evaluates opportunities to reduce, rescue, or recycle food scraps.

Contact one of CET’s recycling experts at 888-410-3827, or visit https://www.cetonline.org/waste-assistance-connecticut/ to learn more or get started.

Let’s make a difference together! 🌱🌍

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CET is under contract with @CTDEEPNews to help CT businesses reduce, rescue, or recycle organics, cardboard, building materials, and more. 888-410-3827 or visit https://www.cetonline.org/waste-assistance-connecticut/

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