Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project
Using Food Waste to Reduce Food Waste: Evaluating the Impacts of Sourcing Food Waste as a Raw Material for Production
Eamon Devlin, Geoffrey Cook, Adrienne Hewitt, Yingfei Jiang, Madeline Berger
This project worked with Apeel Sciences, a small biotechnology startup interested in sourcing food waste as an input to their product, to evaluate the environmental impacts of sourcing waste using two different Life Cycle Assessment methodologies, economic allocation and substitution. The project team distilled their findings into a comprehensive framework that allows companies to replicate the analysis and develop a more holistic understanding of the environmental impacts of sourcing a waste.