Where does food waste come from and what can cities do to prevent it? From a successful collaboration between FoodWIN, EUROCITIES and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, an inspiring webinar on how to develop a food waste strategy in your city.
One third of all food does not make it from the farm to our stomach and city governments are the best catalysts to tackle food waste. By developing a food waste strategy, bringing actors together, cities reduce their costs for public administration, SMEs and citizens in addition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And finally, using high-quality food surplus can feed people in need.
Cities throughout Europe are already taking creative and innovative action to reduce food waste: from logistical platforms to redistribute food surplus, over public awareness-raising campaigns, reducing food waste in school canteens to stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship on food waste.
During the webinar, FoodWIN presented the practical steps cities need to take in order to develop a successful food waste strategy at local level, from diagnosis to implementation. The cities of Milan and Bruges also shared their experiences and lesson learnt.
You can look at the recording of the webinar and check the presentations and useful material below.