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NRA to host inaugural foodservice packaging recovery summit

US-based National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) have partnered to host the inaugural Foodservice Packaging Recovery Summit on 7-8 November 2012 in Austin, Texas.

The aim of the summit is to help raise awareness of foodservice packaging recovery among restaurant operators and consumers.

It brings together stakeholders for collaborating on industry-driven solutions to increase the recovery of valuable resources and landfill diversion, according to

NRA policy and government affairs executive vice president Scott DeFife said the inaugural event aims to come up with pragmatic solutions to complex challenges.

"We will address a range of topics, from limited infrastructure for collecting waste to unrealized end-use markets, and we need the perspectives of restaurant and supplier leaders to help move us forward," DeFife said.

The FPI partnership will help support the NRA’s Conserve Sustainability Education Program, an online resource designed to initiate and inspire environmentally friendly actions that improve a company’s bottom line.