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National Platforms to Fight Food Waste

Results of the EU Research Project REFRESH
In four years, the European research project REFRESH contributed significantly towards SDG 12.3 of halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030 and reducing food losses along production and supply chains. This video summarises the main activities and findings of the five national platforms. In order to adapt actions and responses to food waste challenges nationally, REFRESH established national networking platforms in the following five countries: Germany, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands and China. The national platforms set up voluntary agreements and started different pilot activities against food waste, which are presented in this video.Read more

Valorising Unavoidable Food Waste

Results of the EU Research Project REFRESH
In four years, the European research project REFRESH contributed significantly towards SDG 12.3 of halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030 and reducing food losses along production and supply chains. This video shows options studied within REFRESH of how to use food side flows in a more sustainable way than it is done today. One example is feeding treated surplus food to omnivorous livestock.Read more

Reducing Consumer Food Waste

Results of the EU Research Project REFRESH
In four years, the European research project REFRESH contributed significantly towards SDG 12.3 of halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030 and reducing food losses along production and supply chains. This video summarises the project’s activities and findings in the field of consumer behavior. Households account for more than half of the food waste generated in the EU. A large survey conducted by Refresh in four European countries revealed relevant information on consumer food waste behavior that was used to draw conclusions for policy makers.Read more

Research Against Food Waste

Results of the EU Research Project REFRESH
In four years, the European research project REFRESH contributed significantly towards SDG 12.3 of halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030 and reducing food losses along production and supply chains. This video summarises the project's main activities and findings within the three focus areas of consumer behavior, a voluntary agreement approach for business engagement and the valorisation of unavoidable food waste.Read more

Re-Use Berlin – New Perspectives for Used Goods

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21 October 2019
Berlin
Germany
On 21 October 2019, the event "Re-Use Berlin – neue Perspektiven für Gebrauchtwaren" (new perspectives for used goods) took place from 6 to 9 PM in Berlin's Urania. Ambassadors of reusing from Berlin presented their "stories" and visions, while business, administration and civil society representatives discussed existing approaches and sustainable ideas. 100 people participated in the event.Read more

Shaping EU Plastic Policies

The Role of Public Health vs. Environmental Arguments
This article by Ecologic Institute's Linda Mederake and Doris Knoblauch uses a structuring qualitative content analysis to investigate the parliamentary debates of two recently adopted plastic policies in the EU – namely the EU Plastics Strategy and the Single-Use Plastics Directive – and assess the relevance of public health and environmental arguments for the EU debate.Read more

Expert Dialogue on the planned Foundation of the Umbrella Brand and Outlook for the Re-Use Berlin e.V.

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25 September 2019
Berlin
Germany

Waste is harmful to the environment, it wastes precious resources and it damages the cityscape. In order to drastically reduce the amount of waste that ends up in i.e. the gray residual waste bins, Berlin has committed itself to the principle of 'zero waste'. The aim is, among other things, to increase the reuse of used goods (such as used...Read more

Plastic Regulation – Who is responsible?

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7 September 2019
Berlin
Germany
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There are numerous regulatory approaches for handling plastic products and plastic waste in various areas such as waste and recycling policy, marine protection or chemicals policy. During the workshop, Linda Mederake gave an insight into existing plastic regulations and initiatives at the international, European and national levels to reduce the amount of plastics entering the environment. She critically discussed what stages in the life cycle of plastics are targeted by political solutions and she also highlighted regulatory gaps.Read more

Achieving a Food System Change Towards Sustainability?

How can food systems be transformed to become more sustainable and climate-friendly? This and other questions about rebuilding agriculture and food systems to become future proof are answered by Stephanie Wunder, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute in her interview for ERNÄHRUNGS UMSCHAU. In the interview, she reflects about the role of science and policy consultancy, identifies the opportunities arising from the EAT Lancet report, and identifies policy approaches. The interview can be read free of charge at ERNÄHRUNGS UMSCHAU online.

Nachhaltig bis zur Wertschöpfungskette – Sharing is caring

4th episode of "Knowledge for Future – The Environment Podcast"
The fourth episode of the environment podcast "Knowledge for Future" focuses on opportunities for creating comprehensively sustainable value chains within an operation and provides a picture of environmentally conscious coexistence for the near future.Read more

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