Model Policies, Ordinances, and Toolkits:

Publications developed by ELI independently, as well as for and in collaboration with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). These model policies, ordinances and toolkits provide off-the-shelf templates that are intended to reduce the transaction costs for resource-strapped municipalities of taking action to reduce food waste.

Publications developed by ELI as well as collaborations between ELI and NRDC, during the pilot phase of the Nashville Food Waste Initiative (NFWI). ELI serves as Senior Strategic Advisor along with NRDC for the NFWI, a project of Urban Green Lab.

Reports, Articles, Factsheets:

Organics Disposal Bans and Organics Processing Infrastructure:

Report & Webinars:

Food Waste Co-Digestion at Water Resource Recovery Facilities: Business Case Analysis:

Report and Toolkit:


Case Studies: 



Food Waste Initiative Research Brief Series:

ELI’s Food Waste Initiative is publishing a Research Brief Series to present takeaways from the Initiative’s research, spanning a range of topics important to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling.

Other ELI Publications:

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