We are pleased to announce the second Zero Food Waste Forum to be held October 16, 2018 in Berkeley, California, hosted by the Northern California Recycling Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America Gold Rush Chapter.
Check out the Final 2018 Program here!
The purpose of the Forum is to help local jurisdictions understand the direction and intentions of Senate Bill 1383 (2016), which requires that no less than 20 percent of edible food currently disposed of in California is recovered for human consumption by 2025, and where we need to go. 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 innovative approaches to reduce wasted food and feed hungry people. There will be time for break-out sessions in which to delve more deeply into these subjects with presenters and colleagues.
The 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.