2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Paula Luu

Senior Project Director

Closed Loop Partners


Paula Luu is a Senior Project Director at Closed Loop Partners, an impact investment firm and innovation center focused on development of the circular economy. She leads the firm’s Composting Consortium, which works closely with brands, composters and academic institutions, and NGOs to gather and analyze data that can inform the best path forward to scale food-waste composting infrastructure in the United States and create end-of-life options for compostable food-contact packaging. She received her MBA and MS from the University of Michigan and her BA from UC Berkeley.


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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