Moving Forward on Commercial Food Scraps Diversion
Southern California Policies and Processes Workshop
Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 8:30am to 3:15pm
Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Organized by: U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
Sponsored by: Loyola Marymount University, Sodexo, and Republic Services
Co-Hosted by Founding Members Loyola Marymount University and
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation
On August 14th, 2014, stakeholders from Southern California businesses, service providers, local governments, nonprofits, food banks, schools, and more gathered to discuss solutions, hear innovative ideas, and get updates on diverting food scraps in Southern California. Building off the last two Future of Commercial Food Scraps in Southern California workshops, this workshop explored food scraps issues in more depth and from more points of view. Our speakers provided food scraps reduction tools and tips, unique solutions, information on food scraps developments in Southern California, and a discussion of the challenges and barriers we all face. Attendees also had the opportunity to brainstorm on implementing best practices for reducing food waste in our community.
Photos from the workshop can be found on the USZWBC Facebook page.
Keynote: Zero Waste Best Practices Upstream: Reduce and Reuse
Tom Wright, Sustainable Bizness Practices/Whole Foods Market Project Mgr.
Panel: Innovations in Food Scrap Policy & Practices
Moderator: Marialyce Pedersen, The Walt Disney Company
- Waste Reduction from Farm to Kitchen
Claire Cummings, Bon Appetit
- Food Scraps Diversion in the City of Los Angeles
Alex Helou, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation
- National Restaurant Association’s Waste Reduction Efforts
Jeff Clark, National Restaurant Association
- Lions, Tigers and Bears – we’re hungry too
Martine Colette, Wildlife Waystation
Panel: Future of Food Scraps Management in California
Moderator: Curt Smith, Vons/Safeway
- AB 1826 and the Future of California Organics Management
Nick Lapis, Californians Against Waste
- Understanding On-site Food Waste Reduction Technologies: Commercial Dehydrators and Liquefiers
Mallory Burden, CalRecycle Local Assistance and Market Development Division
- EPA’s Toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging
Andre Villasenor, U.S. EPA Southern California Field Office
Roundtable Discussion: Service Providers and Processors- Now and in the Future
Moderator: Dan Noble, Association of Compost Producers
Breakout sessions: Next Steps for Southern California
Optional Tour of Loyola Marymount University food scraps diversion program
Thank you promotional partners!
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LMU, SODEXO, REPUBLIC SERVICES AND CITY OF LOS ANGELES BUREAU OF SANITATION FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF OUR WORKSHOP!!