Panel Discussion: “Sifting through NY’s Organic Recycling Mandate”

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The Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14214

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Panel Discussion at Buffalo Zoo highlighting different ways for WNY businesses to keep food out of your waste stream.

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Food waste doesn’t make many headlines, but it’s one of the biggest environmental problems in the United States. Food in landfills releases methane gas, a greenhouse gas 28 times more powerful than CO2. Preventing and managing food waste is good for business and good for the Earth!

This event is ideal for: managers at grocery stores and hotels, restaurants and food service establishments, executive chefs and facility managers in the hospitality industry and representatives for colleges and universities. It’s also ideal for smaller companies interested in learning more about food waste options for their companies.

We will connect you with the resources and knowledge you need to handle food waste in a responsible and sustainable way. The discussion will cover questions such as:

- Where do I start to begin recycling food waste?

- What are the pros and cons for recycling on site?

- What methods are used at other organizations?

- How do I find out if my organization must comply with NYS new Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling legislation?

- How does my business file for an exemption, if needed?

- What changes must be put in place over the next two years, what are the current options and barriers?

Panelists:

Peter Grasso, Materials Management Engineer, Buffalo Regional NYSDEC Office

Erin Moscati, Sustainability Education Manager, University at Buffalo

Sarah Quintal, Energy and Resiliency Analyst at Ecology and Environment, Inc.

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