A series of videos have been released by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (Rochester Institute of Technology) for this year’s Disruptive Innovation Festival. The festival took place this last November and it is an online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing - what do I need to know, experience and do?

These three videos explore the current problems and challenges faced by the waste production of the food industry – a problem that causes over a billion tons of food waste to end up in landfills every year around the world.

Even though they make clear that the food waste impact is alarming, the videos also lay out more than just the problem. They also propose smart solutions to turn this situation around, running from changing the way we consume food products to the way we collect food waste and the technologies we can use in order to transform waste into valuable products and even clean energy.


1| The Food Waste Dilemma


2| Understanding and Reducing Food Waste


3| Food Waste Reduction Technologies


The organisers of DIF 2016 are the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Stage, Headline Stage, Big Top Tents, and Open Mic.