The EU project ToNoWaste aims to assess the impact of food waste in Europe in order to contribute to the reduction of food waste.
The project, "Towards a new zero food waste mindset based on a holistic assessment (ToNoWaste)," will involve 21 institutions from seven countries working together, taking an interdisciplinary approach. Not only will agronomic, economic, environmental and business model challenges be considered, but other key areas such as law and social innovation to prevent social inequalities will also be addressed.
ToNoWaste develops scientific and evidence-based assessment tools for market actors and provides validated data to make better food production and consumption decisions for sustainable development. The research starts by analyzing what a "best decision" can mean in terms of food waste prevention and reduction in fresh food value chains.
Among other things, ITA is leading work package 5 on the validation of assessment tools in four pilot projects in Spain, Austria, Sweden and Greece.