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Managing Food Waste in New York: A NYSP2I Hosted Event

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Rochester Institute of Technology

111 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

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New York is taking food waste off the menu. Why?

It’s expensive: Food waste costs businesses nearly $2 billion in lost profits.
It’s unnecessary: One-third of all food produced globally never gets eaten.
It’s a missed opportunity: Organic waste is a valuable resource that could fuel a more sustainable, circular economy.
It’s the law: Effective on January 1, 2022, New York will become the sixth state in the United States to mandate food waste from certain businesses to be diverted from landfills.

With the new law in place in NYS, there is a growing awareness of and interest in finding and developing cost-effective strategies and solutions to food waste at all levels of the value chain. Managing Food Waste in NYS: Opportunities, Innovative Technologies, and Best Practices will explore opportunities for businesses along food value chains to reduce food waste and associated costs, while making better use of organic resources and reducing their environmental footprint.



Who should attend

The event is ideal for any organization that is concerned about food waste generation and its impacts, including business owners, corporate affiliates, investors, nonprofit representatives, community leaders, academic researchers, and sustainability advocates.



Confirmed speakers

Assured Edge Solutions; Baldor Specialty Foods; Binghamton University; Center for EcoTechnology; Clarkson University; Cornell University- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; James Beard Foundation; Leanpath, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; Price Chopper; Rochester Institute of Technology; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.



Agenda at a glance

AM Sessions:

  • Opening Remarks - Regulatory landscape: Learn about the reality of food waste from senior personnel at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Panel - Framing of food waste: Hear about the latest trends, industry perspectives, and interesction of research and industry when it comes to food waste.
  • Forum - Industry perspective: Food-industry stakeholders across multiple sectors discuss how they are managing food waste generation.

Lunch:

  • Keynote Address - Thomas McQuillan with Baldor Specialty Foods will share how his organization has stopped seeing wasted food as a waste and how it has positively impacted their business model.

PM Sessions:

  • Panel - Current and emerging solutions: Learn how innovators are shaping the landscape for achieving tomrrow's food-waste-free New York State.
  • Workshop - Implementable solutions: Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss solutions, understand real-world challenges, and collaborate.

FAQs

What are my hotel options if I am planning on staying overnight the day prior to the event?

A block of rooms has been reserved for June 3, 2019 - June 4, 2019. The special room rate will be available until May 10th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY

999 Jefferson Road, Rochester NY 14623

Phone: 585-272-0090


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