Global insights and case studies on food waste
Insights and best practice case studies on how cities across the globe are addressing 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
How do you find out, as a city, what to read about food waste? In this article, we have compiled your top reads to help cities manage food waste.read more
Rotterdam is rethinking their city to take the next step towards a circular economy. Collected food waste becomes a source for new products.read more
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.read more