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

FLW

#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.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Meet Adam Smith, Founder & CEO of Surplus to Purpose and also known for The Real Junk Food Project. Adam is trying to stop food going to waste.

Carlos Hipolito

Carlos Hipolito

Meet Carlos Hipolito, the visionary leader at the helm of Phenix Portugal, a company committed to combating food waste by bridging the gap between major contributors in the food supply chain and charitable organizations.

Leonardo Piccinetti

Leonardo Piccinetti

Managing Director of the Sustainable Innovation Technology Services Ltd company, Leonardo Piccinetti has had worked for more than 20 years to tackle the challenges of food loss and waste with policies and project initiatives.

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.

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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...

...one-third 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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