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Waste Minimization

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Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation


UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Learn more about these Global Goals 

Stories related to UMD's Waste Minimization Goals

Illustration of backyard gardens (Illustrations by Charlene Prosser Castillo)

Backyard Climate Guard

Mar 03, 2023 -- Extension Experts: Climate-Resilient Gardening’s Just a Few Steps Away

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Poultry Waste Biochar (Photo by Edwin Remsberg)

$4.8M Grant Supports Sustainable Fertilizer Research

Feb 22, 2023 -- Ag Scientists Work to Explore Benefits of Transforming Poultry Waste

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Food Waste in Stores (Photo by iStock)

UMD Study: Retailers Can Gain From Reducing Food Waste

Feb 06, 2023 -- Marketing Experts Name 5 Ways Grocery Sellers Can Improve the Supply Chain

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Six Ways Companies Can Drive Environmental, Social Change

Dec 09, 2022 -- Center for Social Value Creation Publishes an Extensive Report on Strategies for Driving Environmental and Social Value Creation 

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Anju Bist and Team (Photo by Team Saukhyam)

A Period of Change

Nov 03, 2022 -- Alum’s Banana Fiber Menstrual Pads Offer Accessible Solution to Girls and Women in India

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Terp to Terp Campus ReStore

Terp to Terp Campus ReUse Store

Sep 01, 2022 -- UMD's DRL Shares Resources, Reduces Waste, and Encourages Community

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It’s All Good

Sep 20, 2021 -- How Terps Cooked Up Food Recovery Network 10 Years Ago and Grew It Into a Nationwide Hunger- and Waste-Fighting Force

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$6M in Grants Support Work to Create Biofuels, Bioplastics From Food Waste

Sep 01, 2021 -- UMD Researcher Seeks to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels, Landfills

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Trash to Treasure- Drop Off Point for Reuse

UMD's Journey to Curbing Waste

Jan 21, 2021 -- How Terps Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Compost

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