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How packaging can prevent food waste

The Dutch food industry plays a pivotal role in the pursuit of sustainability and innovation. Food waste has been a long-standing concern, with confusion surrounding expiration labels such as 'to be used by' (TGT) and 'b..

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Food waste: 127 kg per inhabitant in the EU in 2020

02 November 2022

In 2020 around 127 kilogrammes (kg) of food waste per inhabitant were generated in the EU. Households generated 55% of food waste, accounting for 70 kg per inhabitant. The remaining 45% was waste generated upwards in the...

Dynamic discounting reduces food waste

01 November 2022

In all Albert Heijn shops from 31 October 2022, customers can buy products with discounts ranging from 25%, 40% to 70%. The principle of these discounts is called dynamic discounting. Products approaching their best-befo...

Upcycling is one of the green innovation trends of 2022

12 October 2022

This year ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business competition, sees a remarkable number of start-ups looking for 'system solutions', ways to reuse resources. The competition has seen a striking number of entries with...

Sunt makes baked donuts from rescued bananas

29 September 2022

Sunt is the first company worldwide to introduce baked donuts on a large scale and shows that even the traditional donut -which originated from the Dutch oliebol- can and must be a lot more sustainable and responsible. T...

First national ZERO Food Waste challenge launched

05 September 2022

HAS University of Applied Sciences and a number of partners are organising the first national ZERO Food Waste Challenge. The challenge will start on 13 September 2022. The aim of the ZERO Food Waste Challenge is to ra...

From fruit stones to tasty food

19 August 2022

Kern Tec GmbH has developed a range of technologies that turn the fruit stones that normally end up in the rubbish into tasty food. More than half a million tonnes of apricot, cherry, plum and peach stones are thrown awa...

Iglo: frozen food key in fight against food waste

17 August 2022

Although 75 percent of Dutch people think about wasting food when they buy fruit and vegetables, the same percentage regularly throw vegetables away because they have passed their expiry date. Iglo suggests that much of ...

Longer shelf life due to new packaging technique

13 July 2022

PerfoTec and Oerlemans Plastics have started a collaboration to make packaging for fruit, vegetables and flowers more sustainable. The machine manufacturer and packaging producer are creating a unique packaging technique...

Cargill transforms food waste into biofuel

17 June 2022

In a move aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting circular fuel possibilities, Cargill has completed its first state-of-the-art advanced biodiesel plant in Ghent, Belgium which converts waste oils and re...

Renewi invests in recycling for expired products

17 June 2022

Renewi Organics has commissioned a new expired products (ODP) installation at its Amsterdam site. The new ODP line processes faster and more materials. This installation receives and processes the over-dated products and...

Together Against Food Waste, wins Impact Award 2022

14 June 2022

On Friday 10 June 2022, the WUR Impact Award was presented for the first time, to the team of researchers within WUR that has achieved impact with their research by using knowledge and research results in practice. Jury ...

Too Good To Go saves 5 million meals in 2021

09 June 2022

Recently Too Good To Go published its second annual Impact Report. Worldwide 52 million meals were saved through the Too Good To Go-app. The success in the Netherlands is remarkable. The company managed to save 5,234,897...

WWF: 'Europe should produce less food'

24 May 2022

The EU imports vastly more food than it exports and our food consumption has a detrimental impact on the planet – but there is appetite for change. Despite being the world's largest exporter of agri-food products in e...

Wasabi Kroket wins MBO Challenge Food waste 2022

25 April 2022

On Thursday 21 April 2022, the winner of the MBO Challenge Food Waste was announced. The jury unanimously chose the Wasabi Croquette, made by the students MBO nutrition & skill of the Lentiz LIFE College. The client ...

Food waste reduced significantly in supermarkets

14 March 2022

On average, 98.4% of all food, including beverages, offered by supermarkets in the Netherlands in 2020 was sold. 1.6% of the food, expressed in kilograms, did not reach consumers. This means that the amount of food waste...