At the FoodNavigator-USA Digital Summit – Sustaining the food system– this week (November 15-17), food makers ranging from established players such as The Coca-Cola Co. and Del Monte Foods to emerging brands including No Evil Foods and Renewal Mill, join analysts industry and trade groups to share strategies to reduce the environmental impact of food packaging and food waste.
During our panel Focus on recycling: barley milk “recovered products” from brewers’ grains at 2:15 a.m. CT Nov. 17 moderated by Elizabeth Crawford, deputy editor for FoodNavigator-USA, Molly Laverty, Senior Director, Environment, Social and Governance at Del Monte Foodswith Caroline Cotto, co-founder and COO of renewal milland Turner Wyatt, CEO of the Upcycled Food Association, will explore innovative ways to create value-added products and ambitious brands using by-products of food processes or ingredients that would otherwise be wasted.
They will share the extent of the environmental and nutritional safety hazards posed by food waste and how recycling potential waste into nutrient components and products for human consumption mitigates both.
Additionally, they will discuss how to incorporate food waste reduction and upcycling into a viable business model, including the inspiration and market potential of their products, how they have built reliable supply chains , how they communicate the benefits of upcycling and their products to consumers while simultaneously defending against greenwashing, and where they see the most potential for the future.
Their discussion on reducing food waste will complement another conversation on reducing packaging waste that will take place earlier today. At noon on November 17 during the panel Sustainable packaging… from recyclable to compostable to reusable and edible packaging our panel of experts will explore the progress made in reducing the environmental impact of food packaging and what needs to change within the industry or at the regulatory level to achieve this.
The panel, moderated by Elizabeth Crawford,associate editor of FoodNavigator-USA, includes Christine Yeager, Director of Sustainable Development at The Coca Cola Company, John Hewitt, Vice President of Packaging Sustainability at Consumer Brands Association, Sadrah Schadel, CEO and co-founder of No bad foodsand Anne Greven,global head of Foodbytes! By Rabobank.