On March 2, 2016, the first REFRESH meeting to develop a Framework for Action for reducing food waste in Spain took place in Barcelona. Stakeholders interested in tackling food waste at national level got together to share their visions about the problem and potential solutions. The meeting developed the basis for future collaborative work within the Pilot Working Platform.
A great variety of organizations, ranging from primary production and consumer associations to public administrations participated in the meeting: FIAB, ASEDAS, FCAC, AECOC, HISPACOOP, Mercabarna, ARC, AMB, PAA, ADICAE, Espigoladors and Barcelona Food Bank. Presentations were given by CREDA, WRAP and Feedback, followed by small interactive round table discussions. The participants enjoyed a socially responsible catering prepared by the chef Mayya Papaya (Foodisms) using rescued ingredients.
The Pilot Working Platform will be established during 2016. This Platform will define the food waste hot spots in Spain and will select relevant project proposals to test food waste reduction measures during the following years.