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Research Against Food Waste


Research Against Food Waste

Results of the EU Research Project REFRESH


Ecologic Institute 2019: Research Against Food Waste. REFRESH. Video. Online:

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:

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.


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Interview partners:
Toine Timmermans, Hilke Bos-Brouwers, Erica van Herpen, Stephanie Wunder, Anne-Laure Gassin, Danielle Kretz, David Rogers, Mirka Stark, Bernat Benito, Karen Luyckx, and Vytenis Andriukaitis

Concept & Script: Melanie Kemper, Lena Aebli, Stephanie Wunder (Ecologic Institute)
Video editing & Animation: Lena Aebli (Ecologic Institute)
Voice-over: Laura Wilkinson (Voice Pool)
Camera: Jan Jessen

Published in
Ecologic Institute's YouTube channel
13:47 min
Project ID
food waste, food supply chain, food industry, food valorization, food valorisation, EU policy, voluntary agreements, consumer behavior, consumer research, animal feed, national platforms
Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, China, Europe, Asia
interview, concept, script, video editing, animation