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Systems Change Thinking - Closing the Loop


Systems Change Thinking - Closing the Loop

Systems Change Thinking - Creating Value and Closing the Loop from Unavoidable Food Supply Chain Wastes

We are delighted to announce an opportunity to attend a free, one-day event on understanding the chemical and environmental benefits of utilising unavoidable food supply chain wastes (UFSCW). Current strategies for dealing with UFSCW are rudimentary and of low value: these include waste to energy (including incineration and anaerobic digestion), animal feed and bedding; composting; ploughing back in to soil; and, least preferably, landfill.

In response, this event explores UFSCW as a unique bioresource: a treasure trove of unexploited, bio-based materials and chemicals, with a range of potential commercial applications underpinned by holistic life-cycle thinking.

The event will be of particular interest to companies of all sizes wishing to valorise food waste streams as well as academics and policy makers. Particular benefits to attendees include:

An introduction to the new Sustainable Waste Valorisation Identifier (SWaVI)  tool which enables companies to identify and compare different potential valorisation strategies based on economic viability as well as sustainability and technological readiness.

A chance to listen to key industrialists, academics and consultants discuss valorisation from not only a company, but also a more holistic supply chain perspective.

The opportunity to hear from leading academic and industrial speakers about the latest, novel, technical approaches to food waste valorisation.

The ability to interact and connect with researchers, industrialists and policy makers interested in collaborative UK and global projects.

Poster abstract submission deadline

The deadline for poster abstract submission is Monday 29th October.

Download the abstract template form

Submit your completed abstract form to c29waGllICEgcGFsbWVyIHwgeW9yayAhIGFjICEgdWs= as a word document or share as a Google Doc

Contributed poster presentations A0 format 


Session One: Holistic Systems Change (Chair: Professor Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University)

Session Two: Change, Technology and Methodologies (Chair: Professor Timothy Foster, University of Nottingham)

Session Three: Influencing Systems Change (Chair: Dr Avtar Matharu, University of York)

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Invited Speakers

Hugh Powell Product Technology Centre, Nestlé

Zainudin Umar Global Food Structure & Ingredient Science, PepsiCo International


If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the event, please contact c29waGllICEgcGFsbWVyIHwgeW9yayAhIGFjICEgdWs= for more details.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Re-SAUCE project EP/P008771/1) which has contributed to the organisation of this free event.

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