2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN


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Camille Herrera

Packaging Development and Sustainability Manager

Driscoll’s of the Americas

Bio:

As the Packaging Development & Sustainability Manager for Driscoll’s of the Americas, Camille guides packaging sustainability with a life cycle perspective. Leading the Recover and Recycle track, including establishing a supply chain to close the loop on PET clamshell recycling, she also evaluates alternative packaging materials and packaging-related legislation. Before Driscoll’s, Camille consulted on waste management and transportation programs, specializing in community-based social marketing, data collection and analysis, working with clients like the City of Santa Clara and SCS Engineers. She has a B.S. in Graphic Communication from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and earned a Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Schedule

Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Heritage Gallery Room

Unwrapping Solutions: The Role of Packaging in Food Waste (Presented in partnership with Sustainable Packaging Coalition)

The right packaging is an important way to help consumers reduce food waste in their homes. So how are manufacturers rethinking packaging to prioritize food waste reduction? From dynamic shelf-life labels that monitor freshness to plant-based stickers that slow down ripening rates and minimize microbial growth, new solutions are emerging to both protect food and reduce food waste, while also cutting down on excessive packaging. This session will share insights and guidance from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, as well as highlight brands and innovators leading the charge on redesigning packaging to reduce waste. 

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