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How Can the Future Food System Fit Into a Circular Economy?

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The New School University Center

63 5th Ave

ULl05

New York, NY 10003

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Our traditional extractive approach to growing, distributing, and consuming food is creating environmental, financial, and social challenges that can no longer be ignored. In NYC alone, we spend nearly $400 million each year trucking waste to landfills and incinerators – and organic materials, including food excess, make up the largest chunk of this waste at roughly one-third. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 New Yorkers struggle with hunger each year. How can such inefficiency be the status quo in a city like New York?

A circular economy, meanwhile, operates in a symbiotic and cyclical manner. Participants strive to eliminate the idea of waste. Instead, by-products from one operation become inputs for another, mimicking processes found in nature.

Seeing opportunities to create efficiencies and reduce costs associated with food waste, while also creating positive environmental & social impacts, businesses have begun applying these circular economy principles across the urban food landscape.

On this panel, we will explore those doing so from both a micro (individual operation) and macro (systematic) level.

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Moderated by Barent Roth: sustainable designer, educator, activist, and faculty member at Parsons.

Plus: an opening keynote from Dr. Peter Wootton-Beard.

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The New School University Center

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