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REFRESH Final Conference 2019

REFRESH Final Conference 2019

9 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
Fresh ideas to reduce food waste and valorise surplus food

At the REFRESH final conference 2019 on 10 May 2019, we will present and discuss the REFRESH project results and spur future action on EU food waste reduction among business, policy, research, social innovators and civil society. Preceding the conference, on 9 May 2019, a selection of field trips and events will be offered, featuring food waste innovators from business and civil society in the Barcelona area. The REFRESH Conference Agenda is available for download.

Key areas from the REFRESH work that will be showcased are:

  • The development of voluntary agreements across the food supply chain showcasing the experiences of Spain, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and China that resulted in the "REFRESH voluntary agreements blueprint"
  • Approaches to reduce consumer food waste through changed household food management practices, business practices and policy interventions
  • Ways to use and valorize unavoidable food waste for animal feed, fibers and chemicals, and the assessment of their environmental and economic benefits
  • Opportunities arising from an integrated perspective on sustainable food systems and food policies that include food waste prevention and reduction and achieve multiple sustainability benefits.

European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA)
9 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
Barcelona, Spain
Project ID
re-use, recycling, valorisation, innovation, social entrepreneurship, impact assessment, economics of food waste, consumer behaviour, food packaging, policy, food waste prevention, food processing, business practices, civil society, NGO, government, policy-maker, industry, business, interested consumer, retail, trade, conference, workshop, field trip, guided walking tour, interactive dinner dialogue, Europe