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The calls for dramatic regulatory changes addressing food and other organic waste are echoing across international and domestic markets. Commercial food companies from producers, post-harvest handling and storage operators, processors and manufacturers, distributers and retailers will have obligations under the coming circular economy regimes to both recapture the resource value from food waste and to prevent its landfill disposal. The time for the food industry to provide input into these changes, both globally and locally,…

The Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy Between the European Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, dated July 16th, 2018 (the “EU-China Agreement”) may be light on binding commitments, but is, nonetheless, a true watershed event on the path to a circular economy (CE) for a number of reasons: − it may well be the first international agreement (excluding intra-EU initiatives) on CE, and certainly the most…

This past week Jonathan Cocker presented Supply Chains to Waste Diversion: Global Progress Towards a Circular Economy and Emerging Topics during the International Environmental Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 20th – 22nd, 2018. Jonathan discussed the new Circular Economy framework introduced under Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act in 2016 and how the rise of Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) will ensure compliance within the free market for resource recovery and waste diversion as…