Certificate of Achievement

Peter O'Brien

has completed the following course:

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste

EIT Food and University of Reading

This online course explored the causes and impact of food waste focusing on how consumer can act and inspire others to reduce food waste effectively and sustainably. The course covered topics including the difference between food loss and food waste, the environmental, social and economic impacts of food waste and the effect on climate change.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Maarten van der Kamp

Director of Education

EIT Food

Simona Grasso

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Reading

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the causes of food loss and food waste and assess the effect on the planet in terms of food security, sustainability and climate change
  • Reflect on your own personal contribution to the problem and explore the potential of the waste hierarchy and the circular economy to suggest solutions
  • Investigate how changes in the way we shop, cook and store food can help reduce food waste
  • Collaborate to produce actionable changes that can make an impact on your own community
  • Compare the practices of different retailers and discover the innovations that are helping them to reduce waste
  • Engage with the policies of national governments and the EU and help improve the sustainability of the food system in your country

Syllabus

  • The difference between food loss and food waste
  • The environmental, social and economic impacts of food waste and the effect on climate change
  • How common retail systems and the expectation of abundance and choice has resulted in the current situation
  • Practical ideas for reducing food waste at home
  • Innovative products and services that will help reduce waste in supermarkets
  • How to lobby governments and national organisations to effect change

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Issued on 26th February 2023

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Free online course:

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste

EIT Food