Identification and Assessment of Food Waste Prevention Practices Throughout The Food Supply Chain

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Food waste
Published under CEST2021
Proceedings ISBN: 978-618-86292-1-9
Proceedings ISSN: 2944-9820
Chroni C., Synani K., (Corresponding) Abeliotis K., Homatidis D., Gaitanarou Z., Korizi K., Lasaridi K.
Food waste generation is an issue that poses grave environmental, social and economic repercussions for the entire European Union (EU). According to the findings of the UNEP Food Waste Index Report (2020), approximately 931 million tonnes of food waste were generated in 2019. To tackle this issue, last decade, hundreds of different actions, practices, and innovations have been designed and employed, posing various levels of efficiency and transferability. This paper identifies and classifies a total of 170 food waste prevention actions.
food waste; prevention; best practices