Global insights and case studies on food waste

Insights and best practice case studies on how cities across the globe are addressing food waste

What Can We Learn From France’s Ban on Food Waste

The French love of food has spread all the way to the bin. In 2016, France passed legislation that prohibited supermarkets from throwing away food. The so-called ban made global headlines, and received praise and criticism in equal measure. Three years on, the ban is still in place. But was it really a ban? And what impact has it had?

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TriFOCAL seeking replication cities

Is your city introducing a new food waste collection or making service changes? Looking for new ways to engage with residents? Or want to tackle food waste issues with local businesses, schools and communities? This could be a good opportunity for new communications to your residents.

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Top reads food waste – United States

Food waste is a big issue for the United States. About 30-40 percent of food in the US is wasted. It is the largest fraction going into municipal landfills. In this article, we’ve put together a few top reads and resources on tackling food waste in the US.

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Top reads food waste – Europe

Europe and some of its cities has been one of the pioneers in combating food waste. In this article, we’d like to share with you a couple of top reads and resources on food waste specific to EU and its cities.

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Leading Food Waste Reduction Programs by the NSW EPA

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) is running programs to assist households and businesses to reduce their food waste. The results are quite impressive, particularly for their program targeting cafes and restaurants. Learn about their approach and the keys to its success.

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Parma’s journey to world-class food waste recycling levels

I met with Gabriele Folli, the city’s former Deputy Mayor for the Environment, to hear about Parma’s journey. In this interview, Gabriele describes how they introduced the new system. He shares insights into their successes, some of the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

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