The FUSIONS project has laid the ground for more accurate data on food waste, while simultaneously showing how social innovation contributes to solving this complex societal challenge.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the challenges the European healthcare sector faces in implementing sustainable and healthy food policies, including the prevention and reduction of food waste at their facilities.

Finding out how to prevent in-home food waste requires insights into consumer behaviours, opinions, and day-to-day lives. To gain this knowledge, REFRESH organised twenty-four focus group discussions, six each in Germany, Hungary, Spain and The Netherlands. The focus groups delivered a variety of striking findings.

REFRESH action in China is picking up speed, including research, a policy proposal, preparation of the national platform, funding applications, and kick-off conference preparation.

The EU launched the Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) that aims to support the EU and its Member States in contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 12.3 to halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, and reduce food losses along the food production and supply chain.

Los días 7 y 8 de Septiembre 2016 tuvo lugar en la sede de CREDA-UPC-IRTA, en la ESAB de Castelldefels, España, el segundo encuentro europeo del proyecto EU REFRESH, con el objetivo de discutir el progreso del proyecto y definir conjuntamente futuras acciones contra el desperdicio alimentario.

On the 7th and 8th of September 2016 the second meeting of the partners of the EU REFRESH project took place at the headquarters of CREDA-UPC-IRTA in Barcelona. The aim of the meeting was to examine the project's progress and jointly define future actions against food waste. In line with REFRESH objectives and values, catering services were provided by the social enterprise Espigoladors that demonstrated in a delicious way that it is possible to be sustainable.

The role of food waste management in a circular economy will be the topic of a dedicated session at the next Life Cycle Management conference LCM 2017 in Luxembourg. The panel discussion will explore the role the waste management and valorisation sector plays in regards to food waste as industry and society moves towards a circular economy. The call for abstracts is open until December 15th, 2016.

This study shows which survey questions appear suitable to measure food waste in large surveys, and which can best be avoided. It also provides insights in new measurement methods for smaller samples.

El pasado 22 de Septiembre 2016 tuvo lugar en la sede de CREDA-UPC-IRTA en el Campus del Baix Llobregat de la UPC de Castelldefels, Barcelona, en el edificio de la ESAB, el segundo encuentro de la plataforma para la lucha contra el desperdicio alimentario en España en el marco del proyecto europeo REFRESH. Representantes de todos los actores de la cadena alimentaria en España se dieron cita para acordar el Marco de Acción que marca su compromiso colectivo de trabajar para el aprovechamiento alimentario.


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