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Volume 22, 2017International Conference on Advances in Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (ASEE17)
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|Published online||07 November 2017|
Food waste in Central Europe – challenges and solutions
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, ul. Chelmonskiego 37a, 51-630 Wroclaw, Poland
2 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, Institute of Waste Management, Muthgasse 107, 1190 Vienna, Austria
3 Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wybrzeże Wyspańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
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Food waste is an important issue in the global economy. In the EU many activities aimed at this topic are carried out, however in Central Europe is still quite pristine. There is lack of reliable data on food waste quantities in this region, and not many preventive actions are taken. To improve this situation the STREFOWA (Strategies to Reduce and Manage Food Waste in Central Europe) was initiated. It is an international project (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland), founded by the Interreg Central Europe programme, running from July 2016 to June 2019. Its main purpose is to provide solutions to prevent and manage food waste throughout the entire food supply chain. The results of STREFOWA will have positive economical, social and environmental impacts.
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