2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Dr. Richard Swannell

International Director



Richard is an environmental scientist with a strong track record of leading teams which tackle plastic pollution, reduce food waste and deliver more sustainable practices within businesses. He leads WRAP’s international work, working with partners in over 40 countries to deliver systemic change, particularly within the food system.  WRAP is a not for profit organisation, based in the UK, which aims to cut waste around the world and deliver a Net Positive future. WRAP’s programmes, such as the Courtauld Commitment, inspire and deliver change, for example helping reduce food waste across the UK supply chain by 27% or 1.7 Mt/y.




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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