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Food Waste Reduction Workshop scheduled for Oct. 15

September 24, 2013


Joe Bolick, Communications and Grants Manager, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, 319-273-6577,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) will offer a food waste reduction workshop Oct.15 at the Council Bluffs Public Library. The workshop, focusing on methods to reduce food waste and divert it from the landfill includes presentations and discussions from regional experts such as Lora Kanning, interpretive naturalist from the Cass County Conservation and Jim Reimer, Area 6 representative from the Iowa Waste Exchange.

Attendees will also hear from IWRC specialists as well as a panel of representatives from area organizations and businesses who will identify the challenges to food waste reduction and diversion.

Registration for the one-day workshop is $10, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit

The workshop is being held as part of the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project which is funded through a Solid Waste Alternative Program grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The IWRC has been providing environmental services including business assistance, industry training, as well as research and development for over 25 years. IWRC is a non-profit organization, part of Business and Community Services at the University of Northern Iowa. For more information, visit