Pete Pearson – Director of WWF US food waste campaign

In this episode I’m speaking to Pete Pearson – Director of the food waste campaign at the World Wildlife Fund’s US offices.

WWF is an international NGO working in over 100 countries, and focused on conservation and minimising the impact we humans have on the environment and the animals with whom we share this planet.

Since 2015 they have been devoting resources to a campaign to reduce food waste, resulting in initiatives both commercial and educational in focus. And since then Pete has been tasked with overseeing the campaign and its various elements.

I discuss with Pete the evolution of the campaign, the willingness of business to engage with the them and the issue, the impact of government policy and much more.

Since the interview was conducted there has been the launch of a series of pilot projects aimed at further reducing food waste in the hotel industry – being carried out in co-operation with The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

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World Wildlife Fund Food Waste Campaign – https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/food-waste



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