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Did you know? In 2012 alone, more than 36 million tons of food waste was generated in the U.S., and only five percent of that was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Food waste makes up the largest percentage of waste going into landfills, at 21%. [EPA Food Waste Fact Sheet]

BASF is helping universities across the country meet their goal to send zero waste to landfills.


Please answer:

1) How would you reduce the amount of food waste on campus or in your community?

2) How could BASF help your university implement your idea?

Consider solutions that can be found in new technologies, partnerships, or education. Submit your solution as a 5 page powerpoint or PDF, with visuals and annotations to describe your thinking

Additional prize opportunities:

The first and second place winners will receive an interview opportunity for a BASF Professional Development Program (PDP); created to give highly motivated, mobile-minded recent college graduates an opportunity to hone their professional skills. Through a series of real-world rotational assignments at different sites globally, participants explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills.

You will be entered into the interview process for one of the nine functional PDP areas. Check out the roles here: University Opportunities.

Please review the job description to ensure you meet all employment criteria. Upload your most current resume to be considered for this opportunity.


If the contestant selected to win first place does not meet all employment criteria, the interview opportunity will be offered to the second place contestant. If the second place contestant does not meet criteria, it will be offered to the third. If none of the top contestants are eligible, the interview will not be offered, and winners will received the cash prize.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Additional Materials:
Reward Tiers
1 Winner
will receive $250
2 Honorable Mentions
will receive $125 each
$250.00 J University of Cincinnati
$125.00 M Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
$125.00 Square pic 60 photo 4 Colorado State University
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