An eye on food waste in 2022

Food waste is defined as the phenomenon of losing food products that are still edible. This has strong impacts on several spheres: it affects the environment, energy, economics and not least ethics. The most recent studies that attempt to calculate its impact are divided by dividing the concept of food waste into two parts, according to the stage in the production and consumption chain at which it occurs.

One year away from the (theoretical) transposition of the SUP Directive against single-use plastics: where do we stand?

July 3, 2021, was the deadline imposed on European Union member states to transpose the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive. The directive was necessary to combat the massive presence of polluting plastics, especially in the marine environment. In fact, plastic waste in the sea touches close to 85% of the total amount of all waste in that environment.