Hi fellow food waste researchers!
Excitingly, there is potential that the EU will put forward a legislative proposal for binding food waste reduction targets for member states, from 2023. The European Commission has begun the process of scoping this out – and is looking for feedback on its initial Roadmap / Inception impact assessment – deadline for submissions 29 October, limited to 4,000 characters plus up to 5MB attachments. This is preliminary feedback, as a first step before a larger consultation planned for Q4 of 2021 (if you only have capacity for one consultation response, save yourself for this bigger consultation). There is a lot at stake, as some of the options they present are very weak – raising pressure for more ambitious action will be crucial!
Please find attached our template response to the EU mandatory food waste targets consultation, in case you find it helpful to copy/adapt for your own! (Abbreviations: MS = member states, FLW = food loss and waste).
Welcome any thoughts/comments/questions. Please do let me know if you think you’ll be able to respond.
You can respond to the consultation, and download the Inception impact assessment, here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13223-Food-waste-reduction-targets_en
The key points we especially ask you to support, if you agree, are:
We have also supported the following points, but recommend that we find both E1 and E2, and T1 and T3 acceptable:
All the best,
For food that nourishes the planet.
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Just a quick reminder about this huge opportunity to win mandatory food waste targets across the EU! Deadline is 29th October.
In case it’s helpful to inspire your own responses, here’s Feedback’s full response (with slightly expanded 2-page response in PDF attachment via the link).
All the best,