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27 September 2019
  • Consumer Information for SCP
  • Sustainable Food System
  • Sustainable Lifestyles and Education
ogether It’s Possible: Phasing Out Food & Plastic Waste In The Hospitality Sector

DATE: 27 September 2019

TIME: 9:00 – 11:30

PLACE: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York

UNGA side event - joint panel session of the One Planet Network Consumer Information, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Lifestyle and Education Programme 

Partners: WWF, Consumers International, WRAP

With a focus on the hospitality sector, this discussion will present practical initiatives and strategies from those leading on implementation of SDG 12 through the One Planet network.  


The way we produce and consume is at the nexus of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change, biodiversity loss, and healthily and amply feeding a growing population. These issues are irredeemably interlinked. We need to connect climate, food, people and nature and demonstrate the urgency for transformation of the current food system and support sustainable consumption and production methods, including halting of land conversion and deforestation and deterring unnecessary plastic use.

Reducing waste – including of plastic and food – is one of the challenges named in SDG 12. The discussion will build on the resolutions agreed at UNEA 4 under “Promoting sustainable practices and innovative solutions for curbing food loss and waste” and “Innovative pathways to achieve sustainable consumption and production”.

How can we fast-track meaningful action to achieve SDG 12 and increase momentum and commitments to accelerate the urgent change needed to reduce waste?

Impact of the event

  • Inform about successful approaches to reduce waste from private and public sector
  • Present tools and pilot projects to reduce plastic and food waste
  • Increase momentum and commitments to accelerate the urgent transformational change needed to reduce waste
  • Call for Actions 

Event flyer is available here. 

  • Consumer Information for SCP
  • Sustainable Food System
  • Sustainable Lifestyles and Education
Agriculture and Fishery, Circularity, Climate Change, Consumer goods, Ecosystems, Food, Innovation, Lifecycle, Lifestyles, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Waste