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On January 24th the EU Parliament's committee voted in favor of new regulations to reduce food waste among member states!

109762 ThinkstockPhotos 502869178 copyThe EU Circular Economy Package was first published in late 2015 as a framework or the social, environmental and financial sustainability in Europe. The Circular Economy action plan also stated that, regarding the reduction of food waste, the EU was committed to following in the footsteps of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their specific target 12.3 "Halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level" by 2030.

Raising the for reducing food waste

On January 24th 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety voted to introduce new and more ambitious EU targets to reduce food waste along the whole supply chain, and NOT just among cosumers and retailers. This is the result of an amendment to the Circular Economy Package presented by MEP Simona Bonafè.


The new targets on reducing waste along the entire supply chain, are an important step in reducing food waste from primary production all the way to the consumer in Europe. On March 13th-16th the EU Parliament will vote for whether to or not to make the new targets legally binding for member states. If they do not become legally binding, they will still exists as indicative targets which all member states should aim to achieve.