European Parliament: cut food waste by 30% by 2025

On Tuesday 16th May, a new resolution tackling food waste was adopted by the European Parliament (623 MEPs voted in favour). Current food waste in Europe is estimated to be 173 Kg per capita per year, leading to an emission of CO2 of about 170 million tonnes.

 

“My report calls for a coordinated policy response on labelling, […] most consumers do not understand the precise meaning of “best before” and “use by” labelling”. The MEP’s resolution proposed in addition to a clearer labelling provision a higher facilitation for food donations. These measures will support the Parliament’s efforts in cutting food waste by 30% by 2025 and by 50% in 2030.

 

To know more about the approved resolution by MEP Borzan, please click here.