Innovations for Zero Food Loss & Waste

Why ZeroW?

Climate change. Food insecurity. A fragile global food system. All these challenges are worsened by food loss and waste.

If we want to sustainably feed a growing world population, we need to start by tackling food loss and waste - all the way from farm to fork. That is what the ZeroW project is about.

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Check out our 9 living labs across Europe

Reducing FLW through real-life systemic innovation labs


#1 FLW monitoring and assesment

#2 Innovative sustainable and smart packaging

#3 Wasteless greenhouse solutions

Mobile food

#4 Mobile food valorisation as a service

Ugly food

#5 Ugly food identification

#6 Data driven production process control

#7 Efficient food bank networks

#8 FLW valorisation through algae production

#9 Informing and nudging consumers

Turn food loss & waste into a sustainable business?

Join the ZeroFLW Business Ecosystem for organisations with commercial insight who are interested in discussing and supporting spin-offs, innovative ideas, and business opportunities related to FLW.

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Meet ZeroW-Heroes

The world is full of people who makes a difference in the fight against FLW every day. And we think they all deserve to be celebrated. Meet them here and hear their stories.

Lorraine Foley

Lorraine Foley

Lorraine Foley is a Lecturer in Environmental Management at Technological University Dublin and Principal Investigator for the Leaf No Waste project.

Eliza Gambuzzi

Eliza Gambuzzi

Eliza Gambuzzi is a R&D Technician working with the HOOP project to vitalise Europe's urban bioeconomy. Here, she talks about how unavoidable food loss and waste is the basis for a sustainable circular bio economy.

Oltion Shena

Oltion Shena

ZeroW-Hero Oltion Shena is the founder of Feeding Albania, a community of organisations that fights poverty and hunger in Albania through e.g. food banks and redirecting food to people in need.

Shai Rilov

Shai Rilov

Shai has dedicated the last 8 years to making the issue of food waste accessible and delicious - through culinary and educational activities, including founding Israel's first social restaurant based on rescued food!

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Updates from ZeroW


Updates from ZeroW


The ZeroW project was launched to help the transition of current food systems

...towards halving Food Loss & Waste (FLW) by 2030 and reaching a near-zero level by 2050.

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Who is behind?

ZeroW is an EU project funded under the Green Deal call of the Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement no. 101036388). 46 partners across Europe are working together to find new and innovative ways to reduce food loss and waste.

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Every year... of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. The ZeroW project is now launching to help the transition of current food systems towards halving Food Loss & Waste (FLW) by 2030 and reaching a near-zero level by 2050.

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