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PAC FOOD WASTE forum April 2 and 3, 2014,
Rochester, NY includes a networking reception and a tour of
Rochester Institute of Technologies Packaging Science Labs

Bruce Smith
Director of Global Packaging for Molson Coors and Chair of PAC
“There are opportunities to reduce food waste throughout the supply chain, through packaging improvements. The PAC wants to investigate the causes, identify opportunities for innovation, extend product shelf life, inform and educate the broader community.”

Scott Tudor
Director Sustainability, Sobeys Inc and Co-Chair of PAC FOOD WASTE
“Although there is waste at every step throughout the food supply chain beginning with field and farm losses, the area with the greatest potential for improvement is in the home with consumers. Approximately half of all losses occur here and a PAC supported education initiative would help people better understand their impact on food waste. What makes this attractive for consumers is that at this point in the supply chain, food is at its most expensive, meaning that in home improvements will have a direct financial benefit to them. Food retailers can contribute here as well ensuring that shoppers have available to purchase appropriately sized proportions that are optimally packaged to balance food safety nutrition value, and life after purchase and have clear directions with respect to what any product date codes mean.”

Ron Cotterman
Vice President Sustainability, Sealed Air and Co-Chair of PAC FOOD WASTE
“With the increased awareness around the magnitude and impact of food that is produced but not consumed, the PAC Food Waste initiative is well positioned to highlight the vital role that packaging can play in reducing food waste across the supply chain, and with consumers.”

Thirty four organizations created three initial PAC FOOD WASTE projects. Our vision is to be A Catalyst for Packaging Food Waste Solutions. Our three committees will meet for the first time in Rochester and we invite you to join a committee and the PAC FOOD WASTE initiative.

Three inaugural PAC FOOD WASTE Projects

This project is designed to identify and build an inventory of global packaging case studies for food waste reduction. Construct a PAC FOOD WASTE web portal containing a searchable database of global case studies on reducing food waste.
This project is to initiate an LCA study on single serve coffee to create synergy with PAC NEXT and for better understanding of the relationships between North American packaging and causes of food waste along the food value chain.
This project is designed to develop a who’s who of companies, organizations, associations engaged in packaging and food waste.

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April 2, 2014
3.30 p.m. – Tour of Rochester Institute of Technology
CIMS building
5-6 p.m. – PAC FOOD WASTE presentation & Top Ten Food Waste Technologies/Innovations
7-9 p.m. – Networking reception Radisson Hotel
April 3, 2014
8 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30-9:15 a.m. – Food Waste Reduction Alliance Update
9:15-9:45 a.m. – York Region SM4RT Living Plan
9:45-10:15 a.m. – Breakout workshops for three projects
10:15-10:45 a.m. – Feedback for three projects
10:45-11:00 a.m. – Funding Committee Update
11 a.m. – Adjournment

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY


Radisson Hotel - PAC room block rate: $99 
When calling the hotel (585-475-1910) to book, please state you are with the PAC group to receive room block rate. Special rate ends on March 15, 2014.

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For more information:
Lisa Abraham
National Events & Member Services Director
PAC - The Packaging Association

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