Resources

Waste and Resources Manager

Patience Melnik
pmelnik@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Pre-Certified Restaurant Resources 

ConServe Knoxville Presentation [PDF]

Sample Environmental Policy Statement [PDF]

Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging: A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants (EPA-909-K-14-002) [PDF]


Where to Find Eco-Products 


Ask your current supplier about eco-friendly options for biodegradable and eco-friendly products or search these retailers. 
Webstaurant Store
Eco Products

Interested in Compostable Products
  

A Quick Guide on How to Choose Compostable Products


Low-Waste Organizations and Supportive Communities 

Get Food Smart TN – Resources for reducing and diverting food waste, including resources on food donation for Tennessee. 
*Take the Pledge for a qualifying ConServe flexible requirement

Slow Food, East Tennessee Valley – become Slow Food certified, with Snail of Approval, for an additional qualifying flexible ConServe requirement

Learn about EAT REAL restaurant certification. 

National Resources Defense Council, Food Matters – Resources for addressing food insecurity and ways communities can work together to combat food waste

Offer recycling to staff and customers with a City of Knoxville commercial cart and learn how to recycle right with Tennessee Environmental Council.