“By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.” Feeding America

While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the food that would be wasted to those who are hungry?

Listen to the creative solutions Dow Chemical’s Haley Lowry tells us about on Green Connections Radio with host Joan Michelson. Lowry is Global Sustainability and End Use Marketing Director for Dow, focused on using packaging to reduce food waste and enable food to get to the hungry.

You’ll hear about:

  • Packaging to preserve food longer, reduce food waste and enable more people to be fed.
  • Reducing the environmental impact of packaging.
  • What we cannot recycle now and why.
  • Converting packaging waste to energy
  • Role of business in sustainability and feeding the hungry.

Plus, how she integrated her passion for sustainability into her career and other career tips.

Do you recycle packaging materials? Tweet it to us @joanmichelson or post it on our Facebook Page — and ask to join our new private Facebook group.

You’ll probably also want to listen to Joan’s interviews with:

  • Amy Bachman of DC Central Kitchen, on their innovative program to retrieve “wasted” food and “ugly” produce and serve fresh food to schools and shelters.
  • Molly Brown of NASA, on food security and climate change (now at University of Maryland)
  • Kathy Loftus of Whole Foods, on reducing the environmental impact of markets while preserving food

Find them and many more at www.greenconnectionsradio.com  – or on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify or other podcast networks.

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