In the European Union, 1/5 of the food produced is wasted. This is not acceptable and shows the need to swiftly shift towards sustainable food systems. Only when we rethink our relation to food production and consumption will we be able not to waste it but also to produce it in a fair and sustainable way.” – Pierre Condamine, Waste Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe

Food waste poses environmental, ethical, and economical questions; and shows the need to change our food system.

In that sense, we work to push to EU to adopt ambitious and binding measures regarding food waste, such as prevention targets or the right measurement of food waste at the production level. This is a work we do with the help of the Food Policy Coalition, which provides a holistic vision of a sustainable EU food system.

We complement this work with the monitoring and showcasing of good practices through our work on Zero Waste Cities. There are many local initiatives that have already shown great results regarding food waste reduction, and that can serve as a basis for future EU reforms.