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APPENDIX 8: LIST OF FOOD WASTE INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES ACROSS THE EU


The following table lists various food waste initiatives and programmes across the EU in 2010, based on data collected for a report commissioned by the European Commission.[337] Although this information was collected in October 2010, it is the best (and most recent) collection of EU-wide initiatives to date.

Not all of the initiatives identified in 2010 have been listed, but rather, a selection from across the EU. Initiatives in the UK and the Netherlands have not been included, as these are referenced extensively throughout the report. It should be noted that UK and Dutch initiatives were highlighted repeatedly in the data collected (and were almost the sole countries as regards research programmes).
Country and initiative name Initiative description Type of actor responsible for the initiative
France/Belgium: Green Cook

[awareness campaign]

Campaign linking food waste to health, social actions and economic development. Actions to focus on the four main food consumption venues: home; restaurant (including at work); school canteen; and supermarket. NGO (Espace Environment)
Portugal: Menu Dose Certa ("the right size")

[awareness campaign]

Created for restaurants by a Porto waste management company, LIPOR, with a view to serve portions that match what people eat. If a restaurant meets the criteria, they receive the campaign's seal. Regional authority
Belgium: Poubelle.org ("bin.org")

[awareness campaign]

Fake supermarket website that pretends to sell packaged food (waste). Provides tips and explanations of food waste production and options for sustainable consumption. NGO (Réseau Idée)
Hungary: Zero Waste Programme

[awareness campaign]

Campaign geared towards a range of stakeholders, with a website providing tips for waste prevention and reduction. NGO (Waste Prevention Alliance (HuMuSz))
Ireland: Stop Food Waste

[awareness campaign]

Launched by the National Waste Prevention Programme, this includes information for local authorities to disseminate to households. National Authority
Denmark: Food Bank

[food redistribution]

Non-profit organisation with support from the Ministries of Social Security and the Interior. Distributes food from food producers, retail and social organisations. NGO (Food Rebanken)
Spain: Collaboration between the Catalan Waste Agency and the Barcelona Food Bank

[food redistribution]

The Catalan Waste Agency collaborates intensively with the Barcelona Food Bank, providing technical and economic support. Multi-stakeholder (Catalan Waste Agency and Barcelona Food Bank)
Italy: Buon Fine ("to a fair end")

[food redistribution]

Every day, cooperative shops collect products which can no longer be sold due to damaged packaging or an expiration date 2 days later. These products are then given to non-profit organisations. Retailer (Cooperative)
Austria: Social supermarkets

[food redistribution]

Organisations gather and sell fresh food that would otherwise be wasted. Food is sold for one-third of the original price. Business
France: Programme local de prevention des déchets ("local waste prevention programme")

[information tool]

Guide for local governments on waste prevention programmes. Local authority
Belgium: Eviter le gaspillage alimentaire, cela commence au magasin ("avoiding food wastage starts while shopping")

[information tool]

Brochure on food wastage. Research centre (L'Observatoire bruxellois de la Consommation durable)
Ireland: Calling Time on Waste

[information tool]

A guide on resource efficiency in the bar trade, including advice on food waste prevention. National authority
Belgium: Anti-waste workshops

[training programme]

Cooking workshops for the local community that highlight techniques and benefits of food waste reduction. Local authority
Sweden: Eurest restaurant food waste campaign

[waste measurement]

150 units participating in efforts to quantify food waste, publicising the results to staff and customers, explaining the impacts of food waste and what can be done about it. Food service (Eurest)
France: Opération 'Familles-Témoins' ("test families")

[waste measurement]

24 families tried to reduce their waste production by following specific rules for 14 weeks. Rules included: composting, choosing the correct packaging, avoiding disposable products, repairing as much as possible and weighing their waste. Local authority
Ireland: Green Business Programmes

[waste measurement]

Offers businesses Resource Efficiency Assessments, including food waste, energy and water. National authority


337   Preparatory study on food waste across EU 27, BIO Intelligence Service, a report commissioned by the European Commission, October 2010 Back


 
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