On Monday January 25th and Tuesday January 26th 2016, the government of the Netherlands will host a circular economy conference, "Unwrapping the Package - towards a Circular Economy in Europe," in light of the forthcoming Commission's proposal for a circular economy. The objective of the event is to discuss challenges and opportunities for a circular economy in Europe.

FUSIONS launches a new consultation to finalize the inventory and analysis of current legislations and policies impacting food waste generation for the EU and its 28 Member States and EEA.  With this consultation, FUSIONS aims specifically to update the existing information on the countries mentioned above, as well as to complete the inventory by including information from the remaining countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia (GROUP B).

In December, the French National Assembly voted unanimously to prevent supermarkets from wasting unsold food. With the passage of the new law, supermarkets will be forced to give away surplus food and the practice of destroying unsold food will be banned. Individuals are allowed to establish associations to collect and distribute the surplus food.

The measure was passed in a law in March 2015, which was anulled by the courts due to procedural flaws. The new law enjoyed widespread support across partisan lines, a rare occurance in France.

The 2016 IFAMA World Conference will take place in the picturesque city of Aarhus, Denmark, located in the heart of the European Food Sphere--a unique, innovation-driven environment. Under the umbrella of food security, the IFAMA 2015 conference examines three major themes: Climate; Big data; People. 

The 2015 IFAMA conference in St. Paul was the beginning of the IFAMA's three-year initiative Become the Solution: Food Security 2050

15-16 February 2016

DIAMANT Brussels Conference & Business Centre, Brussels, Belgium

 

After three years of intensive research and analysis, the DYNAMIX and POLFREE projects, both funded by the European Commission FP7 program, will come to a close in March 2016. Therefore, it is time to present and disseminate main results and messages from the research outcomes on policy mixes for a resource efficient EU. 

FUSIONS aims for more efficient use of resources and a considerable reduction of food waste in the food chain from field to fork across Europe. An overview of the project activities will be presented in the meeting.

You are warmly welcome to participate in the fourth and final Regional FUSIONS Nordic/Scandinavian Platform meeting in Copenhagen!

We kindly ask for your contribution and knowledge to reduce food waste through social innovations. You will hear latest news about food waste research in FUSIONS project and Nordic countries.

On December 2, 2015 the European Commission adopted the new Circular Economy Package that includes an EU Action Plan. Action to address food waste is a key component of the strategy, which sets out to contribute to meeting the global Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030. The proposals within the package have gathered support from a range of stakeholders and EU Member States, including many in the packaging industry. It includes measures related to food waste, such as commitments to improve date labeling. However, some have criticised the removal of a concrete target on reducing food waste. Talks on the implementation of the package are ongoing in 2016.

El 16 de septiembre de 2015 marca el inicio del proyecto financiado de la UE Horizonte 2020 (REFRESH) "Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain". 26 socios de 12 países europeos y de China trabajarán juntos para contribuir  a  los  objetivos  de  reducir  el  desperdicio  alimentario  en  toda  la  UE  en  un  30% para  el  año  2025,  reducir  los  costes  de  gestión  de  residuos,  y  maximizar  el  valor  del  desperdicio alimentario inevitable y  del  material de embalaje. REFRESH se extenderá desde julio 2015 hasta junio 2019.

2015 szeptember 16-án indult el a Horizont 2020 program által finanszírozott “Erőforrás-hatékony élelmet a teljes ellátási láncon” (REFRESH) projekt. 12 európai országból és Kínából összesen 26 partner dolgozik majd a célkitűzések megvalósításán: az Európában hulladékká váló élelmiszermennyiség 30%-kal való csökkentésén 2025-ig; a hulladékgazdálkodás költségeinek csökkentésén; valamint a szükségszerű élelmiszerhulladék és csomagolás lehető legjobb felhasználásán. A REFRESH project 2015 júliusától 2019 júniusáig fog tartani.

Mit dem neuen EU-Projekt REFRESH ("Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain") werden innovative Ansätze zur Vermeidung und Verwertung von Lebensmittelabfällen entlang aller Abschnitte der Versorgungskette untersucht. Hierfür kooperieren 26 Partner aus 12 europäischen Ländern und China, um gemeinsam auf das Ziel hinzuarbeiten, die Lebensmittelverschwendung in Europa bis 2025 um 30% zu reduzieren und übertragbare Lösungsansätze zu entwickeln. Das Projekt läuft von Juli 2015 bis Juni 2019.

 

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