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 with food production and consumption will we be able to waste less and produce food in a fair and sustainable way. – Theresa Mörsen, Waste & Resources Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe

Food waste poses environmental, ethical, and economic questions and highlights the malfunctioning of our food system at large. 

In that sense, we work to push the EU to adopt ambitious and legally binding measures such as food waste prevention targets and advocate for measures to address food waste at the production level.

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.