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Time: Apr 1, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Preventing Manufacturing Food Loss at 50 Facilities
One third of food produced is presently wasted (valued at $990 billion/yr in lost value)FAO. If food loss were a country, food loss would be the third largest GHG emitter (after USA & China) and the second largest consumer of potable water (second only to food that is consumed). Food loss is also a leading contributor to biodiversity loss (due to converting land to agriculture to replace lost food).
If we succeed at diverting 100% of this food from landfill, one third of food would still be wasted and it would remain the third largest GHG emitter and second largest water consumer on the planet.
But what if food losses could be prevented?
Enviro-Stewards recently completed food loss prevention assessments at 50 food & beverage manufacturing facilities across Canada including bakeries, dairies, breweries, vegetable processors, meat processors, seafood companies, and others.
The award winning project found 9.3 million kg/yr of food loss that could be prevented which would avoid 32,600 tonnes of added & embedded GHG emissions. Savings averaged $230,000/yr per facility with a payback of under 12 months. This presentation uses case studies to outline results and the food loss prevention approach developed to identify and quantify practical conservation measures.
Bruce is the founder of Enviro-Stewards, which is a Best for the World classified B Corporation, recipient of Global Compact Canada’s SDG Goal award, and the only Canadian company to win a Global SDG award.
Its’ sustainability engineering work for Campbell Soup, Southbrook Winery, Andrew Peller, Maple Lodge, Dextran, North York General Hospital, 50 Food Processors, and Tim Hortons have each won national awards.
Bruce also founded the safe water project in South Sudan, which won an international globe award and was featured in B the change magazine, MEDA magazine, and a TEDx talk.