ITA [Hrsg.], (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.
Publication type:
policy brief
Publication date:
2015-03-16
Publication URL:
http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-dossiers/ita-dossier014en.pdf
Institute:
Institute of Technology Assessment (OeAW ITA)
Country:
AT