Anaerobic Digestion and Other Solutions for Wasted Food
February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NERC/NEWMOA Four Part Webinar Series
Webinar 1: Anaerobic Digestion and Other Solutions for Wasted Food
Dive into the different solutions for eliminating wasted food from landfills while learning about EPA’s Wasted Food Scale and the different methods for sustainable food management during our webinar Anaerobic Digestion and Other Solutions for Wasted Food.
This webinar will cover wasted food prevention, donation, composting, and then delve into Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and how it works. EPA estimates that more than 76 billion pounds of food waste reaches landfills and incinerators annually. Furthermore, EPA estimates that although total emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are decreasing, methane emissions from landfilled wasted food are increasing.
Stephanie Frisch, NEWMOA Project Manager
Stephanie manages the High Priority Chemicals Database System (HPCDS) and supports a variety of solid waste initiatives, including projects on PFAS in consumer products, plastic waste reduction and recycling, and food waste management. Prior to joining NEWMOA, Stephanie worked in research surveying wildlife population health and in antibiotic discovery. Stephanie holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, Biology and Conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John Fay, NEWMOA Project Manager
John is the lead for NEWMOA’s Solid Waste initiatives and the project manager for the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse. Over the past 25 years, John has run programs for solid waste districts in Vermont, consulted on solid waste issues, run commercial-scale compost facilities, operated household hazardous waste facilities, taught middle school science, and served as an environmental analyst for the Vermont DEC. John holds an M.S. in Resource Management and Administration from Antioch University New England.
Mary Ann Remolador, Assistant Director of the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC).
Mary Ann has been with NERC for the past 29 years. Ms. Remolador’s expertise is in glass recycling markets; material reuse; recycling business development; sustainable purchasing and materials management; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mary Ann has extensive experience with project development and management, organizational management, leading collaborative group work, event organization, fundraising, conducting original research, and preparing and showcasing recycling businesses to investors.