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When Food Waste Goes to Work

A New Flavour for the EU's Circular Economy 1

Kelly Alexander

statement proclaiming this a ‘zero food-waste’ restaurant; waiters accompanied by trainers who help them converse with customers; and prices that are about 40% less than at most local bistros. Bel Mundo happens to be the latest iteration of a 30-year

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Dumpster Diving for a Better World

Explaining Unconventional Protest and Public Support for Actions against Food Waste

Benedikt Jahnke and Ulf Liebe

The growing amount of food waste is a challenging problem around the globe. While the amount of food waste has increased steadily with rise of globalization, problem awareness has developed recently in the last decade. With passing of the

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Lukas Ley and Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov

that form the second part of this issue. Kelly Alexander's paper on food waste focuses on a Brussels restaurant that over the last thirty years grew from being a soup kitchen to a ‘zero food waste’ hipster-looking eatery. It manifests a new form of

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From Urban Agriculture to Urban Food

Food System Analysis Based on Interaction Between Research, Policy, and Society

Heidrun Moschitz, Jan Landert, Christian Schader, and Rebekka Frick

-related food waste. This reflects the concerns of both producers and consumers, who link food waste to characteristics of an affluent society: “[In former times] one had to deal with scarcity, optimally use the products—that’s different today” (producer P1

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Leadership and development

Inclusiveness, education, and sustainability (LADIES)

Carmen Maganda, Edith Kauffer, Julia Ros-Cuellar, Citlalli A. González H., and Harlan Koff

promote environmental sustainability: support for small-scale food producers (80 percent of whom globally are women, according to FAO), protection of vegetation, reduction of food waste, and restoration of forests. When each of our contributors gave

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Leadership for sustainability

Protecting the environment

Wanjira Mathai and Ma. del Socorro Aguilar Cucurachi

26 ( 12 ), 7006 – 7020 . UNEP . (n.d.). Worldwide food waste . https://www.unep.org/thinkeatsave/get-informed/worldwide-food-waste . Percepciones locales para la restauración ecológica Wanjira Mathai: De percepciones a acciones

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Experiments in Excreta to Energy

Sustainability Science and Bio-Necro Collaboration in Urban Ghana

Brenda Chalfin

observed two test trials. One involved mixing slaughterhouse waste with human excrement. The other involved mixing food waste with human waste. These were small-batch experiments. The first included 15 kilos of animal waste, 150 litres of toilet waste and

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Christine Cohen Park

sophistication, involving children from the age of nine to eighteen. Over here children have been experimenting with producing protein, sugar and fuel from algae. There is work being done with food waste, with bees, with ‘warm farms’, hydroponic and micro

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

; waste from shops and commercial establishments, institutes and markets; and other non-residential wastes including from catered outdoor events, street sweepings, etc. In terms of material, this would range from compostable organic food waste to

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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele, and Jason Byrne

steps to harvest ripened fruit from local trees (avocados, oranges, mangoes, passion fruit, bananas, and others) making them freely available to all rather than seeing the fruit rot on the tree or the ground as an explicit protest against food waste