If you haven’t already heard about California’s new bill to reduce organic waste, you will soon.
The statewide effort, known as SB 1383, was enacted to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP’s), which contribute to global warming and affect human health. SLCPs remain in the atmosphere for less time than carbon dioxide, but potentially cause more damage. These pollutants, which include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons, are responsible for up to 45% of greenhouse gases that impact global warming.
As of January 1, 2022, food service providers, distributors and those in any industry falling under the Tier 1 category are responsible for reducing organic material disposal as outlined by the law. By January 1, 2024, Tier 2 businesses will also be accountable.
Those who don’t meet set standards will be subject to fines.
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75% reduction of organic waste
20% increase in edible food recovery
Food Donors must:
Replate is here to serve the needs of businesses that fall into either tier of this legislation.
For businesses in Tier 1, we can help set up infrastructure and donation scheduling now; for those in Tier 2, we can ensure your organization is operationally and contractually compliant prior to enforcement.
Replate’s goal is to eliminate any pain points with food donations and build a seamless system with your company where we do all the heavy lifting.
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