Dr Steven Lapidge - Fighting Food Waste using the Circular Economy.
Date: Tuesday September 29th - UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
TIME 1:00pm (AEST) QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT
12.30pm SA, NT
PRESENTER: Dr Steven Lapidge, CEO Fight Food Waste CRC
OVERVIEW: To co-incide with the UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
Australia has an opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle food waste through a circular economy model. This approach could enable new business models to emerge, financial benefits to be captured and a growth that's better for all.
While the concept of circular economy is not new, challenges like resource availability, volatile growing conditions, pressures on supply and margins in food production, as well as changing consumer preferences, are forcing us to rethink inefficient and wasteful linear models through our food supply chains.
The Fight Food Waste CRC have produced a report in conjunction with KPMG to highlight opportunities in the circular economy. In this webinar Steve will be discussing the report along with other current projects the CRC is involved with.
Dr Steven Lapidge is the inaugural CEO of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). He has spent much of his 20-year career working for or with agricultural and environmental CRC’s, with a strong focus on new product development, commercialisation, extension and adoption. Steven led the development of the Fight Food Waste CRC bid when working for the South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI). 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. Steve is a Professional Member and former Non-Executive Director of the AIFST whose qualifications include a PhD and an MBA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fulbright Professional Business/Industry Fellow.