BioCycle, the leading organics recycling authority, has become the first announced partner for the upcoming Midwest Food Recovery Summit, hosted by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, taking place on September 6-8 in Des Moines, IA.
"We're excited to have BioCycle on board as a partner for the summit. Their events are top notch in the industry and we look forward to having their insight and expertise to help us deliver a great event in the Midwest,” says Dan Nickey, Associate Director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, host of the summit.
The two-and-a-half-day event aims to bring awareness and education about food waste reduction and recovery to the Midwest, an area that while being a leader in agriculture and food manufacturing, has not seen opportunities like this without traveling to the west or east coasts. With a structure to cover all levels of food recovery, BioCycle’s involvement brings an emphasis through their coverage on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, renewable energy and community sustainability.
“BioCycle is excited to partner with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center on the Midwest Food Recovery Summit, which is bringing together stakeholders from across the food supply chain — from farmers to distributors and retailers to consumers — to reduce food loss and waste, and ensure that edible food goes to people, and non-edible food gets recycled via animal feeding, composting and anaerobic digestion,” says Nora Goldstein, Editor of BioCycle. “The Summit will highlight how fully closing the loop from farm to people and back to the farm maximizes the value of food resources, and solves multiple challenges related to food access and food security, employment opportunities and soil health.”
Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors, with sponsorship opportunities available as well. For more information about the Midwest Food Recovery Summit, click here.
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