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The food waste movement is alive and well, experiencing rapid growth and continually attracting awareness, according to discussions at this week’s 2018 U.S. Food Waste Summit.
While many attendees at the Cambridge, Massachusetts event have been working in this field for years, something about the recent boost has felt different. Even since the inaugural event at Harvard Law School in 2016, the organizers have seen a big uptick in interest. Yet all involved also recognize there is significant work left, likely decades more, to truly reckon with the full scale of this issue and the opportunities it presents.
Among the many takeaways and pieces of news during the two-day summit, here are three areas that bear watching for the waste and recycling industry.