In Australia, 2.4 million tonnes of food waste each year do not end up on our plates. While some food waste is unavoidable, much of it is not. Food waste costs $6 billion each year. It is also a big contributor to climate change and wasted water.
Through an exhibition and a panel discussion, this event will explore how designers can help in the fight against food waste through:
Join Matt Wicking, facilitator from Cloud Catcher, who will lead conversations with local food-focused designers and innovators to discuss how to bring Australia’s zero-waste future into the present and inspire others to eliminate food waste through design.
The speakers are:
Before the discussion, take time to explore the exhibition. Uncover designs leading the charge towards our zero-waste future and meet the designers behind these innovations.
You will leave empowered to take your first steps into the decade that halves Victoria’s food waste by 2030. Find out more in our report The Path to Half.
We have undertaken COVIDSafe measures and registered this event.
As an experienced facilitator at Cloud Catcher, Matt helps groups amplify their impact. Matt currently works as a freelance MC. He is also the lead singer of the band, The General Assembly.
Vanessa co-founded I Am Grounded, a snack company that upcycles the natural by-product of the coffee cherry, which benefits the environment and the communities that produce coffee. Originally from Colombia, Vanessa grew up in a family of food and coffee entrepreneurs. In 2019, Vanessa was nominated as a top marketer for Australian media publication B&T's awards ‘30 Under 30’.
At Great Wrap, Julia and Jordy Kay are working with Monash University to convert food waste into stretch wrap. They aim for Great Wrap to eventually become the world’s largest manufacturer of such stretch wrap.
At Sustainability Victoria, Kate works on strategic planning, sustainability, urban design and business development. In her personal capacity, Kate co-founded 3000acres, a project to get more people growing food. She had also helped create 5up5down, a project to tackle social isolation.