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Food Waste Solutions Summit 2019

November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Presented by the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council, the Food Waste Solutions Summit is a regional gathering to disrupt food waste issues facing our communities, expand our networks, and inspire dynamic solutions. The summit is free and open to everyone, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Reuter Center on campus. Online registration is requested, and a buffet lunch for $10 is available for those who register online; or bring your own lunch. For the day’s schedule and more on speakers at the summit, click here.

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This 2nd summit builds on the success and momentum of the inaugural 2017 event. This year’s event will bring together local businesses, organizations and university  leaders to expand cross-sector conversations and deepen collaborations that have emerged over the past two years.  The 2017 event attracted over 150 attendees from dozens of community organizations, businesses and government agencies. That event launched a collaborative network in and around Buncombe County to address food waste recovery issues including:

  • Support for edible food waste collection and redistribution
  • Increased landfill diversion tactics
  • Innovative enterprise development
  • Development of community and municipal level compost initiatives

Resulting development and application of food waste reduction strategies will allow the Asheville area to serve as a model for other communities across North Carolina striving to reduce food waste.

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Accessibility Contact: Jacqueline Lowe: (828.232.5181) jdlowe@unca.edu



November 14, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council


Reuter Center