Coryanne Mansell

Coryanne Mansell

Coryanne Mansell

Speaker | Center for EcoTechnology

Dalton, MA |

Coryanne Mansell is the Client Services Strategist at Center for EcoTechnology (CET). Cory supports CET’s Wasted Food Solutions efforts by leading stakeholder engagement processes and providing on-site technical assistance to businesses and institutions. Through this work, Cory developed a thorough understanding of the marketplace conditions for wasted food, and offers solutions to catalyze its activity. She currently serves as Chair for the Outreach Committee for the Young Professionals of the US Composting Committee, and the Chair for the Education and Outreach Committee for the NJ Composting Council chapter. She has a B.S in Environmental Policy and a B.A in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Certificate in Sustainable Business from McIntire Business Institute.

Session Code: F5

Track: Diversion and Collection

Session Name: Trends in Collecting Organics

Session Time: Thursday, Jan 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 PM

Presentation Title: The Business Case for Composting

Presentation Description: Better managing wasted food is critical to addressing climate change, feeding more hungry people, and growing our economy. The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) is an environmental nonprofit that helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. In the areas where we work, CET is deeply knowledgeable about the marketplace and helps food businesses implement solutions across the EPA food recovery hierarchy to identify prevention, recovery, and diversion opportunities, seamlessly integrating them into existing operations, while meeting each organization’s unique needs.

CET has helped numerous businesses translate theory into action, and thus will present the business case for composting. Sending wasted food to compost has both environmental and financial benefits. By removing the weight of wasted food in the trash, businesses can reduce their waste hauling costs. CET will walk through strategies to make this business case by right-sizing containers, maximizing prevention and donation opportunities, and increasing recycling rates. CET will highlight a few success stories on how composting has helped businesses reduce their environmental impact and boost their bottom lines.

CET is partnered with agencies such as the EPA, USDA, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and others to help support state and national goals for recycling and food waste reduction. They have also collaborated to develop tools utilized by businesses nationally, including the Harvard Food Law and Policy Food Donation Legal Fact Sheets and the RecyclingWorks Food Waste Estimation Tool.