This report adopts a Bayesian hierarchical mixed-effects modelling approach, based on previous REFRESH work, to quantify the relationships between socioeconomic and demographic indicators and household food waste and the potential impact of an external intervention on food waste.

This report consists in a series of reports developing estimates for household food waste levels under four different scenarios for each European country and for the whole EU28.

This report collects 29 single food waste scenarios (28 country scenarios and a prediction scenario related to the whole EU-28), describing the amounts of food wasted every year by an average household and are based on predictions of food waste levels conducted considering the current values of different socioeconomic and demographic factors.

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 activities and findings in the field of consumer behavior.

This report provides a detailed overview of REFRESH’s activities as well as an assessment of their outreach and impact. It also reflects on the lessons learned of REFRESH’s communication activities, including barriers and success formats.

With the close of REFRESH in June 2019 the EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis congratulates to the success of an outstanding research project. In a video message, he says that with its concrete actions and tools developed, REFRESH results will continue to guide EU policy for food waste reduction. The Commissioner himself was involved in many events and activities of the project. In particular, Commissioner Andriukaitis underlines the value of REFRESH insights on how to better understand and reduce consumer food waste and the voluntary agreements that have been established in four EU countries and that will guide the way for more public private partnerships.

This report presents the results of the simulations from an integrated model of consumer food waste. This is the first step in developing a model that can assess the impact of policy interventions on reducing food waste among consumers. Final aim is to create a predictive and dynamic policy support tool for a road map for the 50% reduction of European food waste by 2030. This model combines an Agent Based Model and a Bayesian Network.

A suite of case studies from across the EU, demonstrating actions to reduce food losses and waste.

Food Waste is problem related to all the actors of the Food Value Chain: producers, retailers and consumers. In this context, retail sector plays an important role in tackling the food waste problem. Food waste at the retail level can be reduced through the adoption of food waste reducing innovations. The authors investigate the most relevant factors that promote the adoption of those innovations among retailers.

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