2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Anne Bijur

Materials Management Supervisor

Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation


Anne Bijur joined the Waste Management and Prevention Division of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation in 2017 and works with a team to implement Vermont’s recycling, composting, and waste reduction initiatives. She is a sustainability professional with more than 20 years’ experience designing and delivering education and communication programs for both the non-profit and private sector, including Shelburne Farms and AllEarth Renewables. She is proud of her efforts to create “clean-out-the-fridge-Friday” meals for her family. Anne holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont.


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.

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