Food Waste Prevention Packaging RFP - ReFED

Food Waste Prevention Packaging RFP - ReFED

May 1, 2018
ReFED is seeking a seasoned packaging professional to develop a multistakeholder project plan for food waste prevention packaging. Contracted work includes but is not limited to:  * Consider current landscape and literature to inform the design of the initiative and identify key stakeholders * Identify, analyze, and prioritize packaging solutions with high-volume and/or high-value food waste diversion potential. Final analysis should include the following: * Existing solutions in s**poilage prevention packaging, packaging adjustments, and compostable packaging** * Recommended food product categories and partners for implementation * Feasibility assessment of proposed solutions - current barrier(s) to adoption and recommended action to overcome barrier(s) * Ranking of solutions in terms of size of the opportunity (diversion potential, economic value, water conservation, GHG emissions reduction), and feasibility * Classify recommended solutions as ready-to-scale, ready-to-pilot, and need further research or technical validation * Coordinate with ReFED’s Multistakeholder Initiatives Director and Business Engagement Manager to ensure application in a ReFED working group context Recommendations must also address sustainability trade-offs, particularly the challenge between packaging reduction and food waste prevention. The final deliverable includes a packaging solutions Excel data set and a PowerPoint deck recommending the (1) **top three** packaging solutions that are proven, cost effective and scalable, (2) **top three** packaging solutions ready to pilot, and (3) **top three** packaging solutions requiring additional research or innovation. Each solution should include barriers and key stakeholders, as well as recommendations for next steps.  

*Please read the [complete RFP](/ReFED RFP - Food Waste Prevention Packaging.pdf) for additional details.*

ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem. ReFED leverages data and insights to highlight supply chain inefficiencies and economic opportunities; mobilizes and connects people to take targeted action; and catalyzes capital to spur innovation and scale high-impact initiatives. ReFED’s goal is a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that optimizes environmental resources, minimizes climate impacts, and makes the best use of the food we grow.

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