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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosts How Companies Use Data and Analysis to Think about Food Waste: Reflections on the ReFed Report
Thursday, May 26, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Featuring Dr. Ron Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability at Sealed Air

In early 2016, a collaboration of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and foundations released ReFed: A Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste. It was a new type of study that looked at an economic analysis of numerous types and paths of food waste, and showed some of the impressive returns that can result in the United States from investing just $18 billion in food waste reduction:      
  • 1.8 billion meals recovered
  • 1.6 trillion gallons of water conserved
  • $2 billion in direct business profit
  • $6 billion consumer savings
  • 18 million tons of GHG reductions
  • 15,000 jobs created

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is hosting some of the collaborators of the ReFed Report and other business leaders, including Dr. Ron Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability at Sealed Air, Hunt Briggs, Project Manager at RRS, and Kate Worley, Senior Manager of Solid Waste and Recycling at Walmart, to discuss the findings of the report and talk about how companies are finding, and can find, impressive economic returns on efforts to reduce food waste.