Innovation in Tackling Food Waste






Jordon lazell

International Food Loss and Food Waste Studies Group

Chartered Institute of Waste Management

Project objectives

This ESRC Festival of social science event, which took place on 9th November 2015, aimed to showcase new and innovative research strategies of tackling food waste and connect social innovators with the business community in order to foster further working relationships.

An overview of the event can be found here 

Impact statement

The event promoted the role of social science research in solving the food waste problem by sharing findings on why individuals throw away food, how businesses can adapt their practices to mitigate waste and promote the role of social innovators in demonstrating potential solutions. Audiences learnt about a number of innovative strategies to both reduce and prevent food waste which held potential further transferability. The event also allowed for interactive discussion of the barriers and opportunities of addressing food waste within the catering and retail sector as well as networking, collaborations and development of future research priorities.

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