The REFRESH final results brochure provides an overview of the work undertaken within the project including key insights and links to the results that are available online.
In 2019, REFRESH has come to an end. Since 2015, the 26 project partners from across Europe and China have made considerable progress in tackling food losses and food waste along production and supply chains with an integrated approach towards a more sustainable and responsible food system. This video summarises the main activities and findings of the project.
In 2019, REFRESH has come to an end. Since 2015, the 26 project partners from across Europe and China have made considerable progress in tackling food losses and food waste along production and supply chains with an integrated approach towards a more sustainable and responsible food system. This video summarises the project's main activities and findings in the field of valorisation of unavoidable food waste.
This report presents a series of policy recommendations based on research conducted within REFRESH to reduce food waste along the whole supply chain, and improve the management of surplus food and food waste flows at the European level.
In this short video, REFRESH ESPAÑA, the Spanish Pilot Working Platform of REFRESH, explains the issue of food waste and how the project worked to combat this widespread and difficult problem.
Three-way foldable flyer introducing the REFRESH Spanish Pilot Working Platform.
This one-page infographic first contextualizes the issue of food waste, and then presents the steps involved in the design of voluntary agreements, the main tools employed by the REFRESH Spanish Pilot Working Platform toward minimizing food waste along value chains.
This report analyses two specific activities within REFRESH: First, the dissemination of the Framework for Action (“Blueprint”) that helps national governments to build Voluntary Agreements with the relevant stakeholders in the sector to reduce food loss and waste and second, work with Standardisation Bodies, specifically barcode standards used by retailers.
This report identifies how external conditions (legislative, environmental, social and economic) can influence development of food waste conversion options, specifically through conversion of currently wasted food to animal feed.
This policy brief outlines the environmental, economic and safety considerations of reforming EU law to enable surplus food containing meat to be fed to omnivorous non-ruminant livestock like pigs, in order to drive food waste valorisation through animal feed.