Co-founder and Chief Product and Sustainability Officer
Partnering with consumers to meet your sustainability goals via upcycling — Alex Waite, co-founder and chief product and sustainability officer, Shameless Pets, and Ben Gray, co-founder and chief innovation officer, Upcycled Food Association, introduce the upcycled food movement and the Upcycled Certification Program, and share how the certification provides consumers the opportunity to address climate change. In this session, attendees will learn about innovative products already on the shelves, how they might use upcycled ingredients in their product formulations and the benefits of certification toward meeting sustainability goals.
Waite is co-founder and chief product and sustainability officer for Shameless Pets. Her career began in the natural and organic food industry as the Director of R&D for Mary’s Gone Crackers, and since then, she has taken over 50 SKUs from concept to shelf. She thrives on figuring out creative ways to scale clean labeled recipes using whole food ingredients. Her pups are a big part of the family and the ultimate taste testers of her unique recipes.