One aspect of REFRESH aimed to design and pilot food waste voluntary agreements (VAs) across EU member states and subsequently assess their potential for wider adoption. In the context of REFRESH, a piloted VA is described as a “Framework for Action” (FA). In total, four countries across Europe piloted FAs: Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Hungary. In this report the authors evaluate the piloted FAs to assess whether they had been successful, show their potential impact and highlight the circumstances in which they are likely to be more successful if replicated.

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

A Decision Support System (DSS) prototype monitoring tool, focused to facilitate effective decision-making leading to actions that will prevent and valorize waste, has been developed and tested. This involved building the prototype monitoring tool (software) to register food waste data and providing the right control information with respect to food waste prevention.

Az önkéntes platformok jó megoldásnak bizonyulnak az élelmiszerpazarlás visszaszorítására. A közös cél érdekében tett együttes erőfeszítések által a résztvevő szervezetek hatékonyabban tudnak együttműködni és hatást elérni. A REFRESH nemzeti programjainak és a WRAP Egyesült Királyságban létrehozott Courtauld 2025 programjának gyakorlati tapasztalatai tartalmazó útmutató tartalmazza az önkéntes platformok létrehozásához szükséges lépéseket.

El acuerdo voluntario es un método cuya efectividad está probada para reducir el desperdicio alimentario. Mediante el trabajo conjunto para la consecución de objetivos comunes, las organizaciones pueden colaborar y generar cambios de una forma más efectiva y eficiente. A través de ejemplos prácticos que forman parte de los programas nacionales de REFRESH, así como el exitoso proyecto WRAP de Inglaterra, incluyendo el acuerdo Courtauld 2025, esta guía establece los pasos necesarios para el diseño de acuerdos voluntarios exitosos.

Vrijwillige Samenwerkingsverbanden werpen hun vruchten af om voedselverspilling te voorkomen. Door samenwerking kunnen gezamenlijke doelen worden bereikt, worden bedrijven geprikkeld tot samenwerking en kan verandering op een zo efficiënt en effectief mogelijke manier worden bereikt. REFRESH heeft op basis van de eigen succesvolle implementatie van 5 nationale vrijwillige samenwerkingsverbanden in Nederland, Duitsland, Spanje, Hongarije en China, en het Britse voorbeeld van  "Courtauld 2025", een blauwdruk voor succes opgesteld.

Eine freiwillige Vereinbarung ist eine bewährte Methode zur Bekämpfung von Lebensmittelabfällen. Durch die Zusammenarbeit zur Erreichung gemeinsamer Ziele können Unternehmen auf die effizienteste und effektivste Weise Veränderungen bewirken. Anhand praktischer Beispiele aus den nationalen REFRESH-Programmen sowie des Erfolgs von WRAP in Großbritannien u.a. mit Courtauld 2025, beschreibt dieser Leitfaden die notwendigen Schritte für den Abschluss erfolgreicher freiwilliger Vereinbarungen.

A voluntary agreement is a proven method for tackling food waste. By working together to achieve collective goals, organisations can collaborate and deliver change in the most efficient, effective way. Using practical examples from the REFRESH national programs, as well as WRAP’s UK success including Courtauld 2025, this guide outlines the steps necessary for building successful voluntary agreements.

There are numerous of tools available which facilitate effective decision making, leading to actions that will prevent and valorise waste. This piece of work identifies the need for a gap analysis of existing guidance and tools, with the aim of helping to inform the development of Decision Support Systems (DSSs) by REFRESH. Outcomes of the work are summarised in this report.

This brochure describes the interim results of the REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain) project through May 2018. REFRESH’s research into the behaviours, economics, and relationships that lead to food waste will inform future recommendations for efficient and versatile solutions to food waste at all levels of production.

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