Is Materials Management On Your Menu?

Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) Spring Forum, April 12th, 2017

McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR  97211


This AOR forum on food management is intended to provide an opportunity to continue the momentum of the food waste meetings as a part of the Pacific Coast Collaborative. The collaboration is made up of cities and states on the west coast, including British Columbia and Vancouver BC.

Participants can expect high-quality presentations from experts in the field, an update on the PCC effort and plenty of opportunities to connect ideas about development of food scraps management.

The group exercise will be small conversations targeting areas of food scraps management. When you sign up at the beginning of the forum, you will be asked to identify the topic of your choice. Seats for each topic are limited, so first come, first serve. 


AM Presentations – Theater

8:00 – 8:50               Coffee

9:00 – 9:05               AOR Introduction. Pete Chism-Winfield, AOR Chair.

9:05 – 9:25               Forum introduction and PCC event recap, David Allaway, Oregon DEQ

9:25 – 10:10             Waste Prevention research. DEQ to share with group research done focused on behavioral aspects of food consumption and potential to manage our food more efficiently. Elaine Blatt & Ashley Zanolli, DEQ.

10:10 - 10:45            Local food scraps management update. The current landscape of food scraps in the Metro region: facility update, commercial and residential programs. Pam Peck, AOR Education Chair and Metro.

Group Conversations and Lunch - Gymnasium

10:45 – 11:05           Break, group move to gymnasium for lunch.

11:05 – 12:00           Group exercise, part 1. Identify barriers.

12:00 – 1:00             Lunch

1:00 – 1:50               Group exercise, part 2. Discuss solutions.

1:50 – 2:10               Break, group move back to theater.

Afternoon presentations – Theater

2:10 – 2:40                Food Scraps Collection, Processing in Washington. Mary Harrington, Washington Department of Ecology.

2:40 – 3:10                Waste Composition and Food Donation Opportunities in Washington. Gretchen Newman, Washington Department of Ecology.

3:10 – 3:40                Food waste prevention and healthy eating in Multifamily complexes. Laura Kutner, Trash for Peace.

3:40 – 4:00                Q & A for afternoon presenters.

Recap and post event - Boiler Room

4:00 – 6:00               Networking