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European Union: Policy Highlights and Opportunities

The European Union and its Member States have committed to meeting the SDG 12.3 target to halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030 by reducing food losses along the food production and supply chains. Ten Member States have acted on this commitment in a variety of ways, many of which are highlighted in the resources below.

Resources: European Union

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Legal Guide

Learn more about the legal frameworks relevant to food donation and how the European Union's existing laws and policies support or hinder the country's progress in this guide developed through The Atlas project.

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Food Redistribution in the EU

This resource is developed by Wageningen Economic Research and Ecorys in association with Deloitte.

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Changing the Rules of the Game

This is developed by Dr. H.E.J. (Hilke) Bos-Brouwers, M.G. (Melanie) Kok MSc, drs ing J.C.M.A. (Joost) Snels and dr ir A.A. (Addie) van der Sluis.

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Recommendations for Action in Food Waste Prevention

This resource is developed by the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.


Resource Hub of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Waste

This resources is developed by the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.

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Mapping food donation policies around the world

The Atlas map compares food donation laws and policies in different countries and evaluates legislation across several issue areas. Use the map to see where your country stands and learn from best practices around the world.

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Learn more about the Atlas and how to support this work.

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