Lowinfood project : designing low-waste value chains via innovations
On 22 September 2022, CNA (National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Enterprise), a partner of the LOWINFOODproject organised a press conference in Italy to present the roadmap against bread waste.
Note : the aim of the LOWINFOOD project is to make actors of the food chains to co-design low-waste value chains by supporting the demonstration of a portfolio of innovations in the fruits & vegetables, bakery products and fish sectors (both at home and out of home).
The project coordinator Clara Cicatiello, explained that the study has been carried out within the project to quantify, in the bakeries, the amount of surplus of unsold products at the end of the day : it comes out that 51% of the quantities produced remain unsold. “It seems little for a single store but applied to all the shops it becomes an enormous quantity of food that is wasted and that has an economic as well as social weight” stated Clara Cicatiello.
To fight against this food wastage, they have developed a roadmap entitled “Una mano contro lo spreco” (a hand against waste), with a baker’s hand showing five tips in this sense one tip per finger:
1. Keep track of surplus
2. Encourage orders to better plan sales
3. Raise customer awareness on waste issues
4. Encourage donations for human consumption
5. Propose collective actions with involvement of the municipal administration and the CNA.
For more information about the project, please visit the following media :
- The page dedicated to the project on AREFLH website
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No.101000439
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