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AUSTIN, Texas -- The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is partnering with the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) to host the inaugural Foodservice Packaging Recovery Summit and raise awareness of foodservice packaging recovery among restaurant operators and consumers, reported FastCasual.com. Held Nov. 7-8 at the InterContinental Hotel in Austin, Texas, the event will support stakeholder-driven, collaborative efforts to find solutions and reduce landfill waste.
"This inaugural event is aimed at coming up with pragmatic solutions to complex challenges," said Scott DeFife, executive vice president of policy and government affairs for the NRA. "We will address a range of topics, from limited infrastructure for collecting waste to unrealized end-use markets, and we need the perspectives of restaurant and supplier leaders to help move us forward."
NRA and FPI members, as well as invited guests, generate pragmatic solutions to overcome complex challenges such as cost of recovery versus value of recovered material, food as an asset or contaminant, the need for industry education and more, stated the NRA.
The partnership with FPI will help support the NRA's Conserve Sustainability Education Program, an online resource for environmentally friendly actions that improve a company's bottom line.
Online registration for the event is available here.