10 tips: What can I do in my daily life to limit food waste?

Uploaded by: Kate Bygrave
Updated on: 3rd October 2017
Author(s): European Commission

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According to the latest estimates of European food waste levels[1], households represent over 50% of food waste generated in the EU. In order to help EU citizens fight food waste, save money and protect the environment, the Commission has published a leaflet containing  practical advice ranging from prevention measures (e.g. planning meals and shopping) and  instructions on how to best preserve and store food (e.g. freezing food for later use) to ideas for managing waste (e.g. composting). This “10 tips” leaflet adds to other communication materials prepared by the Commission in order to contribute to awareness raising on food waste prevention. Further information on the Commission’s work related to food waste prevention can be found on the Commission’s dedicated Food Waste website: http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/food_waste_en [1] FUSIONS, “Estimates of European food waste levels”, 2016. Available at http://www.eu-fusions.org/.

Contact name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Contact email: SANTE-FOOD-WASTE@ec.europa.eu
More info link: http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/food_waste/communications_materials_en