"I want to be a part of the solution and encourage the next generation of growers".

ZeroW-Hero Lorraine Foley is a Lecturer in Environmental Management at Technological University Dublin and Principal Investigator for the Leaf no Waste project. In 2022, the Leaf No Waste project won the Food Challenge under the Science Foundation Ireland Future Innovator Prize (€2 million).

Meet Lorraine who is engaged in the Leaf No Waste project, working to utilize silicon-based fortification on crops in combination with specifically designed compostable packaging to enhance shelf-life and minimize food waste.

What is a ZeroW-Hero? 

A ZeroW-Hero is a person who is making a difference in the fight against FLW and whom the partners behind the ZeroW project think deserves extra attention.

It can be any kind of person; a researcher, an entrepreneur, a student, a scientist or anybody who is making a difference in the fight against FLW

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Meet more ZeroW-Heroes

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.

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!

Selina Juul

Selina Juul

Selina Juul is one of the world’s leading experts on food waste and Chairman of the Board and Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement in Denmark.

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Strategic Workshops

Strategic Workshops

In the ongoing crusade against food waste, innovative strategies are emerging to confront the challenge head-on. Recently, stakeholders from diverse sectors converged in workshops organized by the ZeroW project to discuss and refine strategies for scaling