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Webinar: Green Chill Grocers and the Food Recovery Challenge

About EPA's Sustainable Food Management Webinar Series

This webinar is part of EPA's Sustainable Food Management webinar series which is designed to help increase our understanding of food waste issues, and to support grocers, venues, and universities in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge.

This series will provide technical assistance to help Food Recovery Challenge partners make simple changes in food purchasing, storage, preparation and service practices that will:

  • improve your bottom line,
  • support your community,
  • reduce your facility's greenhouse gas emissions.
Questions?

For questions or more information, contact: Ashley Zanolli
(zanolli.ashley@epa.gov)
206-553-4425

Please note the opinions, ideas, or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this webinar series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.

This webinar was held on November 10, 2011

Webinar Summary
In this session, we will learn about the Food Recovery Challenge (FRC). The FRC is a tool that works to reduce food waste. You will hear about:

  • The importance of reducing food waste;
  • The benefits of reducing food waste to you and your community;
  • How to use the FRC to achieve these benefits; and
  • Successes and experiences of current FRC partners.
Speakers:

Laura Moreno
Environmental Scientist; Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste in EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region.

Laura focuses primarily on food waste, composting, anaerobic digestion, biogas, recycling, and greening federal facilities. Laura currently leads the Pacific Southwest Region's Biogas Workgroup to increase biogas production for use as a source of renewable energy from food, wastewater treatment plants, dairy digesters, and landfills. Additionally, Laura is working on the national Food Recovery Challenge, which is focused on reducing food waste from universities/colleges, venues, and grocery stores

Download slides from Laura Moreno's presentation (PDF) (27 pp, 931K)

Shaun Kochivar
Manager of Environmental Sustainability; Albertsons/SUPERVALU

Shaun Kochivar has over 15 years of experience working in different parts of the Albertsons/SUPERVALU organization. Shaun’s first job with Albertsons was designing refrigeration systems utilizing MicroStation with his Mechanical Engineering degree from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. He authored the design manual for both the internal and external engineers for all future projects.

Shaun was then promoted to Construction Manager and built and remodeled food stores, stand-alone drug stores, and convenience fuel centers geographically along the western states from Montana down to Southern California. Shaun then expanded his knowledge of the grocery business in a two-year commitment within SUPERVALU earning Six Sigma Lean Certification.

Shaun now oversees SUPERVALU’s recycling programs, which have seen over 100% improvement to the company bottom line under his watch. Shaun implemented a construction waste management specification for all projects that includes reporting to drive results, awareness, and cost savings. Shaun has also added the company waste expense to his responsibilities, including Fat & Bone rendering and organic composting/diversion programs, along with grease trap national contract negotiations.

Download slides from Shaun Kochivar's presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 307K)


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