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Realistic waste reduction targets in the Waste Framework Directive (WFD)

The Prevent Waste Coalition, composed of leading environmental and food advocacy organisations, is calling on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union to implement more ambitious food waste reduction targets in the revised Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

Key findings from our research include the capability of food businesses to meet a 50% reduction target by 2030 and a substantial positive return on investment in waste reduction efforts, with a cost-benefit ratio of 14:1. We urge policymakers to recognise the economic and environmental imperatives for setting higher targets, emphasizing that ambitious, legally-binding goals will drive innovation and efficiency across the food supply chain. The current proposed targets are insufficient, and we advocate for higher standards to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for all Europeans.

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