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.
The video provides an overview of the food waste situation in the EU explaining the most relevant challenges and how these have been addressed by the project with regard to three focus areas: a) strategies to changing consumer behavior, b) national platforms and the benefits of a voluntary agreement approach for business engagement and c) the valorisation of unavoidable food waste.
For each of these focus areas, the project team published an additional video to further elaborate on the results:
- Reducing consumer food waste
- National platforms to fight food waste
- Valorising unavoidable food waste
Vytenis Andriukaitis, Toine Timmermans, Hilke Bos-Brouwers, Erica van Herpen, Stephanie Wunder, Anne-Laure Gassin, Danielle Kretz, David Rogers, Mirka Stark, Bernat Benito, and Karen Luyckx
Ecologic Institute 2019: Research against food waste. REFRESH. Video. Online: https://youtu.be/-1cM7mUcQ-o