Over the past few years, there has been a concerted effort to engage those in the food supply chain to reduce food loss and waste. Through initiatives such as the National Food Waste Strategy and the establishment of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and more recently Stop Food Waste Australia, the focus has been to explore approaches that not only reduce food waste, but can lead to greater financial returns and growth.
This webinar will highlight how the food industry is tackling food waste, explore current practices and introduce opportunities for improvement by using digital technologies to benchmark food loss and waste leading to better financial and environmental outcomes.
Rob Gell AM
Host & Presenter
For over thirty years Rob presented television weather along side a career as an environmental consultant. He is a well respected environmentalist and sustainability advocate and is the President of The Royal Society of Victoria, the State’s oldest scientific society, a part of Australia’s intellectual life since 1854.
Dr Steve Lapidge
Steven Lapidge is the CEO of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). In recent years he has represented Australia at G20, OECD, Vatican and other international and national food waste forums. He is a member of the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) Food Loss/Waste Working Group, the FAO Conduct for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Working Group, and the National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.
Nerida is the Executive Director of Australian Institute of Packaging and Vice President of the World Packaging Organisation. She has worked in the Packaging industry for over 23 years and is passionate about Sustainable & Circular Packaging and Save Food Packaging Design and is the lead for the Save Food Packaging Consortium project within the Fight Food Waste CRC.
Mark is the Chief Operating Officer for Stop Food Waste Australia. For more than 20 years Mark has worked on food and agricultural sustainable innovation, largely on quantifying and preventing food loss and waste around the world.
Marcus is the Chief Executive Officer of Fareshare, a not-for-profit community organisation that provides free, tasty, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless using donated food not needed by markets, caterers, and retailers. Marcus was previously Executive Director of Environment Victoria.
Sam is the Voluntary Agreement Manager for Stop Food Waste Australia. He is passionate about the avoidance of food waste and helping industry reach the target of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030.
Dr Simon Lockrey
Simon is an Associate Professor at RMIT University's and the Project Leader for the Reduce Program within the Fight Food Waste CRC. With the wealth of experience as an industrial designer and sustainability expert, Simon bridges the gap between technical, commercial, creative, and sustainability fields.