2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Linda Breggin

Senior Attorney

Environmental Law Institute


Linda Breggin is a Senior Attorney with the Environmental Law Institute where she directs the

Center for State and Local Environmental Programs. She also co-directs ELI’s Food Waste Initiative. She is a Senior Strategic Advisor to the Nashville Food Waste Initiative and previously served as Co-Chair of the Nashville Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee which developed climate mitigation recommendations, including food waste reduction measures, that were incorporated into City’s Climate Action Plan. She is the author of the “Around the States” column in the Environmental Forum, ELI’s award-winning policy journal where she writes about food waste prevention and composting among other environmental topics. Ms. Breggin previously served as an Associate Director in the White House Office on Environmental Policy, Counsel to a congressional subcommittee, a Special Assistant in the Office of Enforcement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Counsel to a large, New York-based law firm. She is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Chicago Law School.


Thursday, June 13

10:30am - 11:30am

Digging Deeper: ​​Bridging Infrastructural Needs, Collaboration, and Community Initiatives for Sustainable Food Waste Solutions

Breakout Session 3

How can we achieve circularity with our food and food scraps? Nearly 70% of surplus food is wasted, but composting offers a vital solution. Explore the economic opportunities of composting, including cost savings and job creation. We'll analyze policy frameworks and the power of cross-sector collaboration for systemic change. You’ll discover innovations in food waste tracking and composting technologies and learn about the role of community engagement in driving sustainability. Together we’ll dig into the value of composting and bring to the surface the infrastructure needs that will advance these efforts.

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