Empowering Patrons with Compostable Packaging at Closed Venues


Frick Room Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:45 pm - 3:20 pm

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Paul Kearns
Susan Thoman
Charlotte Dreizen
Carla Castagnero
Daryn Ogilvie
Kevin Carney
Judd Michael

Foodservice operators in closed systems like concert venues and sports arenas have the unique ability to curate the products and packaging that are distributed to provide compostable feedstock to composters. Not only can venues empower patrons to engage in sustainability through food waste diversion via compostable packaging, but the process of collaboration between venue and compost manufacturer acts as an incubator and model for other food waste generators across the value chain. But how to jump logistic hurdles and get tens of thousands of attendees to comply? Learn from the experts that are pushing boundaries in venue operations, and their partners in compostable packaging and compost manufacturing.