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FST Farm 2 Fork - Reducing Waste in Food and Packaging: Currrent Programs at the Oregon DEQ

The Department of Environmental Quality is leading several efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of materials across their full life cycle.

Two current initiatives intersect with Oregon’s food industry.

Given the massive climate impacts of food production, coupled with high rates of food waste and loss in the U.S., Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04 aims to reduce the wasting of food by 50 percent by 2030.

A research-based state-wide campaign – I’m a Bad Apple – encourages Oregon households to reduce wasted food in order to avoid wasting money.

An innovative regional program – the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment – brings food industry businesses together in a voluntary, pre-competitive setting to work together to identify solutions to address institutional and systemic causes of food waste.

Friday, May 20 at 12:00pm to 12:45pm

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