Zero Food Waste Forum


The Northern California Recycling Association and Solid Waste Association of North American are hosting the 2018 Zero Food Waste Forum on World Food Day. The Call For Papers is now open and ends June 15.

The Forum will help local jurisdictions comply with Senate Bill 1383, which requires California to reduce edible food going to landfills by 20% by 2025. The Forum will profile successful policies and programs in food waste prevention and reduction and edible food repurposing and recovery, highlight regional and statewide examples and provide a forum for “disruptive” approaches to reduce wasted food and feed hungry people. Interested in getting involved? If you are interested in serving on the committee or being a sponsor, contact the Committee.


Forum Partners Logo Web_2014-5-6_0The 1st Zero Food Waste Forum was held on Oct 16, 2014 (World Food Day) to recognize the unacceptable hunger that still exists around the world despite the large amount of good food that goes to waste.  In the United States alone, 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children are food insecure at some point during the year.  That amounts to 50 million people impacted right in our own backyards. The day-long event targeted waste reduction professionals, students, schools, organizations, and businesses educate participants on the issues and potential solutions to the problem and how we all can work better together to reach Zero Food Waste.

Click here for the final program for the Zero Food Waste Forum.