FUSIONS Country Reports Consultation on national food waste policy now launched!

Newsletter 19 July 2024

Country Reports Consultation on national food waste Policy

pictureWe would like to kindly invite you to participate to the Country Reports Consultation on national food waste policy in Europe that is taking place in the framework of the FUSIONS project. The overview of relevant EU legislation and policies was finalized the 25th of June 2015 and can be found here.

This Consultation on national food waste policy in Europe aims specifically at updating and integrating a preliminary version of country reports identifying policies that have an impact on food waste reduction and prevention. Data were gathered in EU Member and Associated States covered by the consortium, drawing on existing literature and publicly available information.

A preliminary version of the Country Reports has been drafted for Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Turkey (GROUP A).
More detailed information are still missing for the remaining EU countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria (GROUP B).

To date, this complete overview on existing national policies and legislation throughout Europe is lacking. To further the ambition to reduce food waste and increase the resource efficiency of Europe’s food system, it will be particularly important to exchange knowledge, ideas and best practices from the policy/legislative perspective. 

This consultation is particularly important considering that the new Circular Economy Package, foreseen for December 2nd, should set the context for more ambitious goals in terms of food waste reduction at the European and national level.

Therfore, we kindly ask you to support us in this extensive inventory. Your expertise and inputs on your country’s food waste legislation, policies and initiatives will bring a real added value to the country reports and it will contribute towards achieving a efficient and effective food waste policies across the EU.

Ready to deliver your contribution?

We are looking forward to your input on policies and legislation influencing and/or targeting food waste. We kindly ask you:
  • to check and update where relevant information on Group A countries by 12th of December 2015. The full versions of the country reports are available as downloadable PDF.
  • to provide information on Group B countries by 31st of January 2016. Currently there is no draft report for available for these countries. We would really appreciate your inputs in order to develop these.
Comments, feedbacks, new data and information can be:
  • uploaded as a comment on each country report at the bottom of the page. You can add your contribution anonymously or use your FUSIONS log-in for identification.
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Thank you in advance for your attention and collaboration!
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