Reducing food waste
ITA (2015) Reducing food waste. ITA dossier no. 14en (March 2015; Authors: Niklas Gudowsky, Helge Torgersen).
-> Roughly one third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted within the Austrian food chain. Households could save up to € 300 per year. -> Reducing food waste releases finite resources, diminishes environmental risks and avoids financial losses. -> Avoidable causes include overproduction, improper packaging and storage, or misleading expiry date labelling. -> What can be done? Promising options for action include reviewing food safety regulations, facilitating direct marketing channels and simplified expiry date labelling.
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