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 main activities and findings in the field of valorisation of unavoidable food waste.
The video shows options studied within REFRESH of how to use food side flows in a more sustainable way than it is done today. One example is feeding treated surplus food to omnivorous livestock.
REFRESH also developed the decision support tool FORKLIFT which helps to evaluate options for using unavoidable food production side flows, compare their costs and environmental impacts.
Karen Luyckx, Karin Östergren, and Stephanie Wunder
Ecologic Institute 2019: Valorising unavoidable food waste. REFRESH. Video. Online: https://youtu.be/_nOFwdPvqhw