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NYC Food Waste Fair

  • Brooklyn EXPO Center 72 Noble Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

A “soup to nuts” approach to food waste prevention, recovery and recycling.

New York City businesses throw away more than 650,000 tons of food waste annually—yet food scraps aren’t garbage. Instead, that food could be used to feed people and animals, nourish soil, grow healthy food, and create energy.


Businesses, investors and policymakers are eager to reduce their food waste footprint, and crave information about practical, tangible, shelf-ready solutions. By pairing an expo-style event with workshops, digital content and live demonstrations, the NYC Food Waste Fair will provide critical resources, and catalyze a growing industry.

The NYC Food Waste Fair will equip business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools and connections to build a waste prevention plan from scratch, or take existing programs to the next level. The exhibit hall will showcase dozens of vendors offering food waste prevention, recovery and recycling services. And workshops will provide information from city government officials on how to comply with laws and regulations, as well as tips from experts on how to achieve tangible, cost-effective results.

Top NYC chefs + food talents Mads Refslund, Joel Gamoran, Tama Matsuoka Wong, Jehangir Mehta, Thomas McQuillan and Miriam Garron will showcase new ways new ways of looking at ingredients often overlooked because they are ugly, over or under-ripe, or otherwise considered waste. Learn -- and taste -- how reducing waste can save your business money while keeping your customers happy.

Earlier Event: July 24
Union Square Greenmarket
Later Event: July 25
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