Duration: 1. phase 01.01.2017–31.12.2018, 2. phase 01.01.2019–31.12.2020
Lead Partner: International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier, France
Partnering countries: France, Poland, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Spain and Finland
Partner in South Ostrobothnia: Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
Funding Programme: Interreg Europe 2014–2020
Total budget: 1,5 M€
The Ecowaste4Food project brings together seven local and regional authorities from seven countries throughout Europe. In coherence with the regional development programmes of the partners, the project intends to help the partners to better address the reduction of waste at source in the food processing and of food losses all along the food chain and to improve the partners’ policy instruments for regional development to promote resource efficiency with the help of eco-innovations in the field of food waste.
Four domains of eco-innovation will be considered by the project: (1) the limitation of waste production at source in the food processing industry, introducing eco-efficient manufacturing processes, (2) the conception and design of products that help reducing the food waste by the end users, catering and individual consumers, (3) the use of products today considered as unusable or unserviceable products and (4) all services provided that could help reducing food waste directly or by a modification of consumption patterns (including e-services, connected objects).
A two-years regional learning process (phase 1) will lead to consistent Action Plans that will support the implementation of a number of innovative actions favoring the reduction of food waste along the food chain and draw new incentives to better promote such eco-innovations in the regional policies.