Posted  23 Aug, 2017 
In: Events

Find out how some of Canada’s biggest food and beverage processors, including Campbell’s, Maple Leaf, Kraft Foods, have saved and grown.

Are you sending expensive ingredients down the drain? What can you do to prevent it from happening? How much product or water is landing on the production floor each hour, each day, resulting in substantial costs over a year? Where can you reuse that product or water to cut costs or even generate revenue? Did you know preventing food waste costs at least 10 times less than managing it as an organic waste?

Through case study examples, Bruce Taylor and Aleks Poldma of Enviro-Stewards will share the work they have done and the savings they have generated for Calgary Italian Bakery, Kitchen Partners, Tim Horton’s, Campbell’s Soup, Saputo and Southbrook Vineyards. Both Calgary Italian Bakery and Kitchen Partners will be in attendance to share their story with you. Through these industry examples, you will understand how to gain control of your ingredients and your production, and ultimately turn your waste into wealth.

What you will learn

In this full-day workshop, Enviro-Stewards will identify common wastes found in food processing, and how to measure, reduce, reuse and eliminate them, including:

  • Production line waste
  • Water
  • Waste water reduction and recovery
  • Energy and electricity

Identify system opportunities and examples specific to:

  • Compressed air
  • Refrigeration
  • HVAC, pumps, etc.
  • Boiler systems

Participants will also identify where to find products and expertise to help you tackle your waste, as well as grant opportunities to help support assessment and implementation.

Included in the workshop is a roundtable session with AFPA and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to talk about what is currently happening in this space, and for industry to provide feedback on the direction of future programming.

Location: Edmonton – Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 or Calgary – Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

Cost: $75 for members / $125 for non-members

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm / Venue Locations TBC

About the presenters

Facilitated by Bruce Taylor, President, and Aleks Poldma, Project Consultant with Enviro-Stewards, Inc. Bruce has more than twenty-five years’ experience in environmental consulting and has experience in conserving energy, water, ingredients and waste for a broad range of food processing facilities including wineries, breweries, bakeries, dairy, meat and packaged foods.

Aleks Poldma is a project engineer at Enviro-Stewards and has led multiple resource conservation projects at Canadian Food and Beverage manufacturers throughout his three years with Enviro-Stewards.

These events are financially supported in part by The Government of Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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