Global insights and case studies on food waste
Insights and best practice case studies on how cities across the globe are addressing food waste
Role of Packaging in Reducing Food Waste
Food packaging protects the content, extends shelf life, and shares product information. However, packaging also results in waste. To what extent is food packaging creating added value?
This webinar with Helen Williams (Karlstad University) and Richard Swannell (WRAP Global) discusses the role of packaging in reducing food waste and what is needed to change towards a more sustainable society.read more
Sustainable Food Chains
There is an overload of food waste initiatives, but which are the ones which create impact?
This webinar with Toine Timmermans (SamenTegenVoedselverspilling) and Chris Cochran (ReFED) discusses how a food waste initiative can create impact.read more
Food Waste Legislation: Approaches from Europe and the US
Food waste is one of the biggest challenges that the world faces today, contributing to climate change and resource depletion. Many cities and governments are taking action on this issue through legislation.
In this webinar, John Fischer (MassDep) and Marco Ricci – Jürgensen (Altereko Consulting) discuss what results have been achieved.read more
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?read more
How our eating-out culture is fueling the global food waste crisis
The moment I had stepped outside the conference hall to visit a local restaurant and enjoy a traditional Malaysian dish, the food waste crisis in the hospitality sector emerged, revealing its gigantic scale.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Insights into Designing Effective Food Waste Behaviour Change Campaigns
Common reasons people waste food are because they buy too much, don’t store it correctly, serve too much on their plates and don’t eat their leftovers.
But how can you help households change these habits? Stine Knudsen, a behavioural designer working for the City of Copenhagen, provides invaluable insights.
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.read more