2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Andrea Collins

Sustainable Food Systems Senior Specialist



Andrea Collins is a Sustainable Food Systems Senior Specialist at NRDC. She focuses on making our food system more efficient, sustainable, and equitable. She develops strategies that can be implemented at various stages throughout the supply chain, with a special focus on prevention policy and reducing household food waste. Andrea holds a bachelor's degree in peace and conflict studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is based in NRDC's San Francisco office.


Thursday, May 18th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from the Town Hall: Working with Local Governments to Drive Food Waste Policy

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Policy is unique in its power to provide a mandate that can move the food system to action — and throughout the last few years, a range of policies have been enacted to support efforts across the food system to cut the amount of food lost or wasted. This session will cover the key elements of successful policy at the state and local levels, ensuring that all stakeholders' need are incorporated into policy development and implementation, and mechanisms for measuring progress.


What motivates you personally to work on food waste-related issues?

Everyone deserves to have ample, healthy, nourishing food that promotes our communities and enriches the environment rather than depleting them.

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