In the EU, an estimated 20% of the total food produced is lost or wasted (Eurostat, 2016), while 33 million people can not afford a quality meal every second day (Eurostat, 2018). Moreover, households generate more than half of the total food waste in the EU (47 million tonnes) with 70% of food waste arising at household, food service and retail (Eurostat, 2016). ZEROWASTE is a 2-year European project that aims to raise awareness among school childrem, teachers, staff and their families regarding food waste issues and introduce good practices that are conducive for food waste reduction with a long-term impact.
Project Duration: 24 months
Project Start: 01/11/2021
Project End: 01/11/2023
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained therein. [Project number: 2021-1-RO01-KA220-SCH-000032588]