In 2019, the European research project REFRESH has come to an end. The video provides an overview of the food waste situation in the EU explaining the most relevant challenges and how these have been addressed by the project with regard to three focus areas: a) strategies to changing consumer behavior, b) national platforms and the benefits of a voluntary agreement approach for business engagement and c) the valorisation of unavoidable food waste.
For each of these focus areas, the project team published an additional video to further elaborate on the results:
- Reducing consumer food waste
- National platforms to fight food waste
- Valorising unavoidable food waste
The EU research project "Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain" (REFRESH) ran from 2015-2019. The 26 project partners from across Europe and China have made considerable progress in tackling food losses and food waste along production and supply chains with an integrated approach towards a more sustainable and responsible food system.