Edible Food Recovery Regulations (SB1383) for Large Venues and Events

Edible Food Recovery Regulations (SB1383) for Large Venues and Events

Zero Food Waste Forum Webinar
Friday, May 10th • 1 to 2 pm
A Stadium, a Zoo, and a Fairground Walk into an Airport Bar…SB1383 Large Venue Edible Food Recovery Requirements are No Joke.

Did you know that food now needs to be donated at the end of large events, instead of being thrown away? How can large venues or food courts with multiple vendors ensure none of their surplus food gets thrown away?

Join us for a discussion on challenges, best practices, and successes.

Panelists will include representatives from:

• Foxtail Catering
• Non Plus Ultra Events
• CalRecycle

FREE registration: https://tinyurl.com/ZeroFoodWaste5-10-24

Webinar: SB1383 Edible Food Capacity Planning Studies

Jan 26, 2024 01:00 PM PT

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In 2024, SB 1383 requires CA jurisdictions to complete their second Edible Food Capacity Planning Study covering the years 2024 – 2034. These capacity studies will result in the roadmaps jurisdictions will follow over the next decade to support edible food recovery efforts. Accurate and comprehensive information is important for jurisdictions to clearly understand what support their food recovery organizations need to successfully recover all surplus food from large food generators regulated by SB 1383. Join the NCRA Zero Food Waste Committee for a round-robin style forum where jurisdictions, food recovery organizations, and consultants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on how to improve 2024 Edible Food Recovery Capacity Planning process. This forum’s goal is to spur new inspiration and ideas for folks who have a role to play in the 2024 planning. The following speakers will share their thoughts to seed the discussion:

  • Susan Miller-Davis, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
  • Monica White, Abound Food Care

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Webinar: 10 Years of Public Policies and Initiatives Fighting Food Waste: Successes & Challenges

What lessons can we draw from the French and Californian pioneering regulations and initiatives against food waste? What are the challenges ahead? Join us for an international perspective!

Marie Mourad, PhD, will present her recently published book (in French) From Dumpsters to Dinners: 10 years of Fighting Food Waste in France and the United States. Based on more than 300 interviews with experts and stakeholders, Marie’s research takes an in-depth, critical but constructive look at public policies, innovative start-ups, and corporate and non-profit initiatives addressing food waste in California and France.

Marie Mourad has a PhD in Sociology and over 10 years of experience working as a food, waste, and sustainability expert and consultant for non-profits and governmental agencies in the U.S. and Europe. She currently assists San Francisco Department of the Environment and other jurisdictions in California in implementing SB1383 edible food recovery requirements.

Register today!

Check out Marie Mourad’s Book!

Saving The World With Compost


This month we will talk again about how compost can cool the planet. Specifically, we will talk about how the Biden infrastructure bill has funding to help existing compost infrastructure and how federal funding for compost projects will help.

Show host, John Moore will be interviewing Linda Norris Waldt of the US Composting Council and Sophia Jones of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance about the new federal money, when it will be available, what kinds of projects it will support, and what impact these programs might have.

The Recycling Archives is taking a brief Summer pause and should rejoin the ZWAC show in September. Below are the instructions to join via Zoom.

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Moving Towards Circular Solutions w/ Deconstruction


Join ZWAC on June 13 for another informative ZWAC Show. This month features former RU Speaker and NCRA member, Nicole Tai of GreenLynxBay Area Deconstruction Group and Reuse Alliance.

GreenLynx is a construction and deconstruction contractor with a reclaimed building materials facility in Santa Rosa. They specialize in small remodel salvage and full deconstruction projects, and ground up construction as well as remodels. Their two stores sell reclaimed building materials from commercial and residential buildings.

The Recycling Archives will feature a reading by Executive Director Susan Kinsella, about Recycling Pioneer Mark Gorrell discussing about Berkeley’s ecohousing initiative.


  • 5:00 PM – Social Hour
  • 5:30 PM – Recycling Archives Reading
  • 6:00 PM – Interview

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