SAVE FOOD: Initiative mondiale de réduction des pertes et du gaspillage alimentaires

European Circular Economy Conference

16 February 2016
Bruxelles, Belgium

In an economic climate where European countries are burdened by global competition for an often unstable supply of resources, creating a new paradigm in which a sustainable European economy emerges is an urgent matter for debate.

To secure Europe’s competitiveness in the face of such challenges, the circular economy is seen in some quarters as a restorative solution, with the potential to eliminate waste and reduce carbon emissions through environmentally superior materials, products and processes, while at the same time driving green growth and jobs. However for some, the EU regulatory burden continues to handicap European companies faced with stiff global competition.

Sessions will focus on:

  • Bringing eco-design into the mainstream
  • Creating a viable European market for secondary raw materials
  • Preventing food waste across the supply chain 

SAVE FOOD programme coordinator, Robert van Otterdijk will participate as speaker at the afternoon parallel Session on Preventing food waste across the supply chain.

The conference will also feature a case study session led by SMEs, emerging innovators and disruptors discussing to what extent the new circular economy package can drive disruption among traditional sectors, while boosting economic activity at the SME level.

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