Analysing food waste policies across the EU-28

 Since 2012, FUSIONS has been working on food waste policy in the EU and Member States.

NEW! Recommendations and guidelines for a common European food waste policy Framework (May 2017)

This final report aims to provide six  groups  of  recommendations concerning policies, practices and effective approaches for food waste prevention and reduction in the EU-
28, on both European and Member State (MS) level, are suggested. These recommendations and guidelines can support the development and implementation of a common European policy framework for food waste prevention.

 Policy Evaluation Framework (April 2016)



The objectives of this food waste Policy Evaluation Framework are to help policy makers assess, monitor and track progress of policy measures (in place and to be developed) to prevent and reduce food waste, including (but not limited to) via social innovation, to present indicators and criteria to evaluate such policies, and to identify any barriers that policies may indirectly cause in reducing and preventing food waste. Since the food waste Policy Evaluation Framework is aimed at policy makers at the European Union (EU), national, regional and local level, it is intended to be flexible enough to address policies created on each of these levels (i.e. local, national, EU).

 Market-based instruments and other socio-economic incentives enhancing food waste prevention and reduction (January 2016)

Review of EU legislation and policies with implications on food waste (July 2015)

ONGOING... Review of current EU Member States legislation and policies addressing food waste (Ongoing web consultation - Send us your contribution!)

"Review of EU legislation and policies with implications on food waste" used a mix of qualitative methodologies (literature review, expert consultation, inventory of policies, surveys, policy impact assessment) to review the state of EU legislative and policy tools with implications for food waste. Policy measures address a wide range of topics and include animal by-products, feedstuffs, hygiene rules, marketing standards, packaging, Eco-label criteria, VAT, statistics

NEW! Policy options to stimulate social innovation initiatives addressing food waste prevention and reduction (January 2016)

Stimulating social innovation through policy measures (July 2014)

"Stimulating social innovation through policy measures" highlights social benefits associated to tackling food waste through social innovation, from reducing social isolation to improving access to nutritious food. The report provides an assessment of the types of policy activities undertaken by the EU to stimulate and advance social innovation, following the categorization of policy instruments (provided by Gupta J et al, 2013): suasive approaches, regulatory approaches, market based instruments, public provision of services.

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