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File #: 66663    Version: 1 Name: Adopting a Resolution to address food waste that has the support of the Sustainable Madison Committee and the Madison Food Policy Council
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2021 In control: SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Enactment date: 9/7/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00618
Title: Adopting a Resolution to address food waste that has the support of the Sustainable Madison Committee and the Madison Food Policy Council.
Sponsors: Tag Evers, Nikki Conklin, Regina M. Vidaver, Syed Abbas, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Juliana R. Bennett
Attachments: 1. Final Food Waste Resolution_7.26.2021.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution lists various goals and action items to support food waste reduction efforts, some of which will have budgetary impacts. Future appropriations may be necessary to meet the directives of the resolution.

Title
Adopting a Resolution to address food waste that has the support of the Sustainable Madison Committee and the Madison Food Policy Council.
Body
WHEREAS the City of Madison has several goals related to increasing food waste diversion, increasing renewable energy, and advancing sustainable food systems as described below; and,
WHEREAS food waste comprises over 20% of the waste stream collected by the City of Madison, which means 10,000 tons of food scraps are sent to the Dane County landfill; and,

WHEREAS, as of 2021, the Dane County Landfill has approximately 10 years of usable life remaining at its current site; and,

WHEREAS the Common Council initially set the City of Madison on a zero-waste trajectory by passing a resolution in 2008 to set a goal of 65% waste diversion by recycling and composting by 2010 with progress towards the ultimate goal of zero waste; and,

WHEREAS, source reduction has the greatest climate benefits as well as saving water, fuel, and money; and,

WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land highlights the interconnectedness of a changing climate, sustainable land-use management, enhanced food security, enhancing local collective action, and policies that reduce food loss and waste and operate across the food system; and,

WHEREAS the adopted 2012 Madison Sustainability Plan emphasizes the nexus of food waste and energy through goals to prevent solid waste from entering the landfill to obtain 25% of Electricity, Heating, and Transportation Energy from Clean Energy Sources by 2025; and,

WHEREAS, in 2017 the Madison Common Council passed a resolution to update the Energy and Carbon Goals in the Madison Sustainability Plan to aim for 1...

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