2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
BioCycle CONNECT ® and BioCycle.net
Nora Goldstein is Editor/Publisher of BioCycle CONNECT ® and BioCycle.net, the Organics Recycling Authority. Nora is in her 5th decade of working at BioCycle. She received the US Composting Council’s Hi Kellogg Award for Outstanding Service to the Composting Industry, and the American Biogas Council’s Biogas Visionary Award.
Wednesday, May 17th
11:00am - 12:00pm
From Garbage to Gold: Uncovering the Value of Recycling, Composting, and Anaerobic Digestion
Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)
Nearly 70% of surplus food is treated as true “waste,” meaning it is either left in the fields after harvest, incinerated, dumped, deposited in the sewer, sent to landfill, or applied to the land. But much of this could have been used for other purposes — in fact, recycling and composting offer one of the largest opportunities for decreasing the amount of waste in our food system. What can be done to ensure we’re finding the highest and best use for any food or scraps that remain? While there are many sites today in the U.S. that utilize anaerobic digesters, very few are dedicated to processing food scraps. This session will dig up the value of composting and anaerobic digestion, unveil the adoption of these solutions, and bring to the surface the infrastructure gaps that hinder these efforts.