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GreenBiz18: GreenBiz Guru Lunch: Reducing Food Waste – Cost-Effective Solutions to Achieve Environmental and Social Benefits

The U.S. currently wastes 63 million tons, or $218 billion, of food annually, presenting both an urgent problem and a unique opportunity to conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, alleviate hunger, and create new jobs while simultaneously generating cost savings for businesses and consumers.

 Join Chris Cochran, executive director of ReFED, the largest national organization devoted exclusively to reducing U.S. food waste, to discuss emerging trends in food waste reduction strategy. Chris will highlight insights from ReFED’s brand new RetailRestaurant, and Foodservice Food Waste Action Guides, which are being launched at GreenBiz 18. Created in partnership with major trade associations and many of the largest companies in each sector, the guides are designed to help industry leaders develop and implement food waste reduction strategies.

Join like-minded attendees for interactive moderated lunch discussions around a particular topic. Each table discussion will be led by an expert or thought leader, held at roundtables of up to 10 participants. These are freeform discussions, so bring your own challenges, questions, and ideas to talk through and get to know your fellow conference participants.


Part of GreenBiz 18: Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today.