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Sustainable Management of Food

Webinar: Green Chill Grocers and the Food Recovery Challenge

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This webinar was held on November 10, 2011. In this session, you 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.

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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.

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.

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