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IWRC experts to weigh in on food waste

June 17, 2013

Joe Bolick, communications and grants manager, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, 319-273-6577,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Since October 2012, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center has worked on developing a waste reduction project specific to food waste. At the forefront of that project are Dan Nickey, senior program manager, and Jennifer Trent, program assistant. Both will be feature presenters at an upcoming event in July.

"Wasted: Feed the Folks, Starve the Landfills" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Nickey will focus on the multiple facets of the food waste problem, while Trent will share the resources provided by the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project. In addition, the event, held in partnership with the Iowa Food Systems Council, will also include a panel discussion on reduction strategies, a public policy discussion, networking and tours.

Registration for the free event ends Friday, July 5. Register at

About the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. IWRC has been providing environmental services, including business assistance and industry training, as well as research and development, for nearly 25 years. The IWRC is a nonprofit organization, part of Business and Community Services at the University of Northern Iowa. For more information, visit