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

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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.

Program

Welcome: Stephanie Barger, USZWBC; Ray Dennis, Loyola Marymount University

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

Panel: Future of Food Scraps Management in California
Moderator: Curt Smith, Vons/Safeway

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 


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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LMU, SODEXO, REPUBLIC SERVICES AND CITY OF LOS ANGELES BUREAU OF SANITATION FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF OUR WORKSHOP!!