Enrolling in the PHE-FRC program requires enrolling in the EPA's Food Recovery Challenge program and assenting to the following agreement.
The Food Recovery Challenge encourages organizations to reduce waste and conserve resources, promoting more sustainable materials management practices. Participants benefit from reduced resource use and waste generation by saving money and being recognized as environmental stewards.
With this agreement, my organization joins the Food Recovery Challenge and agrees to:
• Submit baseline data for food waste diversion (i.e. a combination food waste prevention and recycling activities) within 90 days of registering.
• For year one, establish an improvement goal(s), expressed in tons, or other quantitative amounts, for food waste diversion within 90 days of registering.
• After year one, establish a self-directed quantitative annual goal for food waste diversion, showing continuous improvement.
• Submit annual data and goals by March 31st of each year.
The Food Recovery Challenge is a part of EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program. Organizations choosing to join this challenge are committing to reducing wasted food through source reduction, donation and composting activities.
In return, EPA commits to provide:
• public recognition, by recognizing partners on our website;
• participant support and communications assistance;
• an online reporting and data management system; and
• the opportunity to compete for recognition.
• Either party can terminate this agreement at any time without prior notification and with no further obligation. EPA will not comment publicly regarding the withdrawal of Participants.
• Participant agrees that the activities it undertakes connected with this voluntary agreement are not intended to provide services to the federal government and that the Participant will not seek compensation from a federal agency.
• Participant agrees that it will not claim or imply that its participation constitutes the EPA approval or endorsement of anything other than its participation in the Food Recovery Challenge and will not make statements or imply that EPA endorses the Participant or the purchase or sale of the Participant's products and services or the views of the Participant's organization.
• The EPA will consult with participants prior to publishing information about the participant's individual accomplishments.
• Participants should not submit data considered to be confidential.
• EPA may periodically revise eligibility requirements.
• Failure to comply with any of the terms of this participation agreement can result in its termination and cessation of access to the benefits of the program, including use of the online data management system.