Colum Gibson – Environmental Consultant, Clean Technology Centre, CIT

  • Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Colum Gibson is an environmental consultant and researcher with the Clean Technology Centre (CTC) at Cork Institute of Technology. CTC has been a leading organisation in the field of prevention since being established in 1992. Colum is currently involved in a number of different national programmes funded under the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme including Stop Food Waste, Local Authority Prevention Network, Green Healthcare and Green Business. In addition, he is leading a research project investigating the main types and causes of food waste generated in a variety of commercial businesses with a view to providing information and techniques on how best to prevent this waste.

    Presentation Title:

    Food is where the money is!

    Presentation Synopsis:

    The issue of food waste is very much in the public eye as it has significant environmental and social implications. From a business perspective food waste is an expense that needs to be minimised. Through a series of business focused programmes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assists Irish businesses prevent and minimise food waste in foodservice, retail and hospitality sectors.