Today we’re thrilled to launch Feedback Organic’s Feedback Loop podcast channel, a space to explore how we’re growing food’s future together. We’re wonderfully grateful to be able to deep dive with changemakers in our food waste ecosystem about the value of circular food systems and converting local food waste into urban farm produce, the importance of connecting with the community and the gift of food!
You can now listen to Episode #1 in a series about the food waste ecosystem in NSW and Newcastle where I’m joined by Amanda Kane, Organics Manager at the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Mike Ritchie, the Managing Director at MRA Consulting Group.
I chat with Amanda and Mike about how each of their organisations operate within the food waste ecosystem in Australia, why they do it, and what the future holds for Australia’s food waste industry.
What we talk about
- Amanda and Mike’s background and involvement with their respective organisations
- Global problem of food waste
- Operating within the EPA and MRA consulting
- What are the challenges that you face as an individual and/or an organisation?
- The industry/government ecosystem
- The future of food waste
- Just for fun – a message on a giant billboard that would reach the world
About Amanda Kane
Leads the NSW Government’s programs to get food and garden waste out of landfill. Including Love Food Hate Waste and grants to increase kerbside collection services, food donation, processing infrastructure and markets for the recycled product. Part of NSW world-leading $802 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
About Mike Ritchie
Leads MRA as Australia’s leading recycling and waste consulting firm (as voted by the industry each year).
MRA is a team of engineers, scientists, economists and planners who work primarily in the waste and recycling sectors. Their clients are business and government.