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Food waste prevention

12th December 2019 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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The current extractive, wasteful and polluting nature of food production is having a huge impact on European societies today and for the future. Therefore, a new approach to food systems is needed in order to localize food production, close the loops and redesign the system to prevent waste from occurring, ensuring a sustainable and fair European food system for all.

This webinar will take a closer look at this issue, examining some key questions:

  • How can a local food waste prevention strategy be developed and implemented?
  • What is the current EU policy on food waste & prevention? How does this affect local level implementation?
  • Which businesses are leading the fight to prevent food waste and how are they successful?

Speakers

Hanne Heymans

Project and Business Development Manager at FoodWIN

FoodWIN supports cities and municipalities to reduce food waste, from diagnosing the problem, to drawing up an action plan and implementing actions. FoodWIN is also the coordinator of the Food Waste Alliance, a partnership of experts and a central point of contact for all questions and challenges related to food waste.

Martin Bowman

Policy and Campaigns Manager for Feedback

Martin is Policy and Campaigns Manager at Feedback, coordinating research and campaigns on food waste, meat reduction and sustainable animal feed. He has previously worked on projects ranging from helping set up Feedback’s Gleaning Network which coordinates volunteers to save surplus food from farms for people in need, to the Pig Idea which is campaigning to reform EU law to allow safely-treated food waste to be fed to pigs. In 2016 he gave a TEDx talk on gleaning. He is also Campaigns Manager for This Is Rubbish, and previously worked on their EU Food Waste and Stop the Rot campaigns.

Karine De Batselier

Coordinator Sustainable Food Strategy

Karine works for the city of Bruges where she is part of the climate team and since 2015 was in charge of the DEAR project food smart cites for Development, especially for establishing a platform (with bottom up participation process) Bruges food Lab, starting a sustainable food strategy (Bruggesmaakt), coordinator of internal meetings, developing actions around the different theme’s of the strategy and organising an annual event (H)eerlijk Brugge. In 2017-2018 she coordinated the project on food waste in the healthcare sector.

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

Jack has an educational background in international relations having studied at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. For the past 5 years, he has worked for two different NGOs within the international development and sustainability sectors, helping to build movements and communities for change. He has led successful campaigns at the local level within the UK as well as at the global level at institutions such as the United Nations. Jack will be leading our work with municipalities, helping to connect members from across Europe to build and contribute towards the transition of cities towards zero waste strategies.

Why should you join?

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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Webinar features

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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