2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN


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Olga Kachook

Director, Bioeconomy and Reuse Initiatives

GreenBlue / Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Bio:

Olga Kachook is a Director of Bioeconomy and Reuse Initiatives at GreenBlue, where she explores how regenerative food systems, food waste prevention, bio-based packaging, and composting can lead to a more sustainable use of resources. Her background includes expertise in compostable materials and packaging, zero waste facility certification, life cycle analysis, and sustainable materials management. Prior to joining GreenBlue, she led corporate sustainability and waste initiatives at World Centric, Etsy, Cascade Designs, and Cascadia Consulting. Olga has a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University‚Äôs School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is certified as a LEED Green Associate and a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor.  

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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