The project supports the implementation of the German federal government’s “Too Good for the Bin” national strategy for food waste reduction. It specifically aims to reduce food waste in private households. To this end, promising approaches are identified, tested by involving and supporting actors already active in the field and evaluated using a uniform method developed as part of the project. The most promising approaches for effective interventions against food waste are then disseminated and further developed by networking the actors within dialogue forums with regular network meetings.
The Chair of Sustainable Nutrition and Food Science at TU Berlin heads the AP2 work package (Developing a method for recording the impact of interventions) and AP3 (Identifying pilot projects and scientific support/assessment/evaluation of results) and thus the creation of evaluation methodology and implementing evaluation pilots.
Firstly, an evaluation method consisting of questionnaires and a digital kitchen diary will be developed. This will be used to test different approaches against food waste in kitchen laboratories as a pilot project. Subsequently, the measures will be evaluated together with practice partners and members of the public in order to continuously develop the methods. The actors will be brought together for discussions in regular network meetings. The empirically tested results support the German government in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 12.3, which aims at halving per capita food waste in Germany by 2030.
You can find previous publications and project documents at: https://www.zugutfuerdietonne.de/strategie/dialogforen/private-haushalte/dokumente
Project duration: 07/2020-06/2023
Project reference: 2820SRL002
Funding organization: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Slow Food Deutschland e.V.
Prof. Nina Langen
Chair of Education for Sustainable Nutrition and Food Science at TU Berlin