Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Recycling and Sustainable Management of Food During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

Date Enacted: April 2020
Country: United States
Region: North America

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a website that provides “tips and reminders” as well as resources from the EPA, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Agriculture to guide individuals, businesses, and institutions on “Recycling During COVID-19” as well as “Sustainable Management of Food During COVID-19.” The website notes that while “[t]here is the potential for households to generate more waste than they did before,” at the same time “there is . . . an opportunity to focus on waste prevention, increase . . .  reuse and recycling efforts, and use food more efficiently.”