The Iowa Waste Reduction Center is excited to announce the Regional Partnership for Food Waste Solutions, a USDA food waste grant program that we began work on in 2021. The goal of this project is to decrease the amount of food waste discarded in landfills through the facilitation of partnership building at a regional level. Building partnerships has the capacity to increase available opportunities that divert food waste from the landfill and also increases community engagement to address issues associated with food waste as well as available solutions.
We are excited to announce that Congressman David Young, who represents the 3rd District of Iowa, will be the opening keynote for the 2018 Midwest Food Recovery Summit.
The IWRC has just announced that the 2018 Midwest Food Recovery Summit will again host an Innovator Lightning Round and his year, with sponsorship from the Center for Business Growth and Innovation, the winner of the 2018 Lightning Innovator Round will walk away with $1,000.
We are 118 days away from the start of the 2018 Midwest Food Recovery Summit so it seems like a great day to announce our first 18 breakout speakers.
Is your organization or business doing something incredible to reduce, recycle, or recover food waste? Do you have a great case study that can help others take action? If so, share it with the attendees at the 2018 Midwest Food Recovery Summit, taking place September 11-13, 2018 in Des Moines, IA.
Looking back, 2017 has been a fantastic year. Last year around this time, we looked ahead and shared an upcoming trend that we were excited about: food waste. Now, already a year later, it’s time to look ahead to 2018 and see where food waste is ranking.