WEBINAR: Food Waste and the Circular Economy

Wasted Food – Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships and Consumer Behavior Change from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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May 25, 2016 — Using the Ellen MacArthur Foundation definition — a  circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles.

Join host Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability in our first webinar in a series devoted to the circular economy.

Among the many growing challenges to food system sustainability, wasted food may be one of the greatest. Food losses from production to consumption decrease food availability for those who need it the most, stress waste management systems, and impact the environment in significant ways.

Dan O’Neill, Christopher Wharton form ASU and John Trujillo, Director Pubic Works for the City of Phoenix, will discuss the problems of wasted food, the issues embedded in consumer behaviors related to food consumption and loss, the potential for public-private collaboration to implement regional system solutions and the great potential in partnerships between universities and cities.