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 06 nov 2017 12:27 

Food waste: 3rd EU Platform delivers concrete results


On 7 November, the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) members will gather again to take stock of progress made in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan and to discuss future actions to further strengthen the fight against food waste on the ground from farm to fork.

On 7 November, the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) members will gather again to take stock of progress made in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan and to discuss future actions to further strengthen the fight against food waste on the ground from farm to fork.Ahead of the meeting, Commissioner Andriukaitis said: "The idea of creating a specific Platform is paying off. After less than one year since its establishment the Platform is fully operational and delivering concrete results: EU guidelines on food donation have been adopted as the result of the cooperation among Platform members. This will ease the donation of perfectly edible food that otherwise would have been waste. Advanced discussions on food waste quantification as well as the introduction of new digital tools to facilitate exchange of information and best practices are also among the achievements of the Platform. However we have no time for complacency in our fight against food waste. For this reason I will keep on encouraging Platform members to put all the necessary efforts to finalise our next mission: guidelines on the use of former foodstuffs and the work on better understanding of date marking." The Platform focusses on supporting members in taking effective action to prevent food waste by bringing together both public and private interests in order to foster cooperation amongst all key players in the food chain and accelerate the EU's progress towards the global Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030.

The meeting will be web-streamed here.



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