2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Carolyn Hoskinson

Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery



In September 2020, Carolyn Hoskinson joined EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) as the Director. ORCR promotes the conservation of resources, ensuring the proper management of waste, preventing harmful exposures, and overseeing the cleanup of land for productive use. ORCR’s portfolio includes: reducing waste, recycling, beneficial reuse of wastes, proper municipal solid waste and hazardous management and disposal, hazardous waste cleanup, international waste import and export, and global issues such as marine litter and plastics.

Carolyn has nearly 30 years of experience in EPA programs. Immediately prior to coming to ORCR, Carolyn was the Director of EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) for 11 years, and before that she served in several other positions at EPA.  She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, Law, Economics and Government from The American University in Washington, DC. 


Wednesday, May 11th

9:00am - 10:30am

Welcome Day 1 & Mainstage Session 1 - From Global to Local: Fighting Food Waste Around the World

Memorial Hall

Welcome to the Summit! We'll start with a special Land Acknowledgment and then introduce you to all that the next two days have to offer.

How can we create a sustainable future through food waste reduction on a global, national, and local stage? Food waste is a systemwide and far-reaching problem that extends beyond the U.S. Featuring three fireside chats – on international food loss and waste protocols; U.S. food waste-related policy and strategy; and the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment regional initiative – this session will outline the progress being made around the world, and what new opportunities exist for collaborative action. 


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