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How to Use Innovation to Reduce Food Waste and Circular Economy Start-ups with Robert Luo | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How to Use Innovation to Reduce Food Waste and Circular Economy Start-ups with Robert Luo

Episode 046: Podcast Show Notes

Today’s guest was inspired to find a solution to reuse food waste after visiting his uncle’s dairy farm. He is now the driving force behind Mi Terro, a new material technology company that turns food waste into fiber. Three-time entrepreneur and Mi Terro’s CEO and Founder Robert Luo joins us today to talk about creating the world's first apparel line made from milk waste, which has been sold to 40 countries worldwide. 

Mi Terro and Operation Food Search are partnering in the fight against hunger:

Use the discount code "WEFEEDKIDS" for 25% off at www.miterro.com and 20 meals will be donated to a child in need every time the code is applied. 

About the Show

Getting In the Loop is a weekly podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a more circular society. Join host Katie Whalen as she examines the challenges facing our current resource use and discovers alternatives to the ‘take, make, dispose’ way of doing things. Each week she interviews circular economy experts about what they’re doing and learning. Together we'll uncover what circular economy means in practice and find out what's being done to keep our resources in a loop rather than sent to waste. Let's get in the loop!

About Today's Guest

Robert Luo


Robert Luo is a three-time entrepreneur. He sold his first company for $300,000 while he studied at the University of Southern California. He is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and Global Shaker's Sustainable Fashion Innovator 2019. He is also an Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, recipient of "25 Under 25" by Social Entrepreneur Magazine, and recipient of the All America Chinese Youth Federation "Top 30 under 30".

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