Next steps for UK food waste policy: innovation, partnerships and energy recovery


Central London

Start Date:

Thursday 20th October


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This conference will offer a timely opportunity to discuss the priorities for reducing food waste in the UK. It will include a keynote address from Guest of Honour Dr Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems at WRAP

Delegates will be able to consider the future of mandatory food waste regulation in light of WRAP’s new voluntary agreement - The Courtauld Commitment 2025, aiming to develop collaborative frameworks to reduce inefficiencies in food and drink production and consumption, and the impact of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Strategy on UK food production.

Further discussion areas include priorities for the distribution of food surplus and the future of energy recovery innovation - including next steps for the development and investment of the anaerobic digestion industry.

Planned sessions will examine best practice and innovative ways to reduce waste from producer to consumer, the effect of voluntary agreements as well as local and national drives and the future role of government bodies, industry and the third sector in creating a more sustainable food supply chain.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Dr Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems, WRAP; Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community; Paul Crewe, Head, Sustainability, Energy and Engineering, Sainsbury's Supermarkets; Eric Giry, Agricultural Counsellor, Embassy of France in London; Peter Hajipieris, Director for CSR and External Affairs, Nomad Foods Europe; Dr Diane Mitchell, Chief Environment Adviser, NFU and Mark Varney, Director of Food, FareShare.

Further confirmed speakers include: Jane Bickerstaffe, Director, INCPEN.

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food Waste has agreed to chair a session at this seminar.

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