In March 2021, The American College of Greece (ACG) submitted its first report on food waste prevention and reduction best practices to the Alliance for the Reduction of Food Waste, the national effort led and coordinated by the NGO ‘Boroume’ with AB Vassilopoulos, operating under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment & Energy.
The 2021 report is divided overall in ten (10) best practices categories, such as educating and raising awareness about the issue, assisting in the donation of food to community organizations, and measuring and recording of food waste, and includes a total of 57 actions initiated by 35 organizations, such as AB Vassilopoulos, WWF Hellas, University of Patras, Loulis Mills, etc. ACG has been featured in this report with eight (8) out of the 57 actions, the highest number of best practices and initiatives submitted by a single organization.
This report was submitted in the context of ACG’s membership in the Alliance, which started in October 2020.
About the Alliance for the Reduction of Food Waste
The Alliance is a group of public authorities, well-known companies, food and service businesses from all areas of the supply chain, social impact organizations, and academic and research institutions, coming together to prevent and reduce food waste in Greece.
It aims at raising awareness about this crucial issue, educating the public on how we can prevent food waste, highlighting and disseminating best practices, exchanging knowledge and ideas, promoting research and innovation, promoting and donating any surplus food to social impact organizations, and, most importantly, advocating for public policy on preventing and reducing food waste and food loss in Greece.
The Alliance and its members have actively contributed to the public consultation on the Ministry’s upcoming law, incorporating EU Directive 2018/851 to Greek legislation, by submitting suggestions with regards to measures on food waste prevention and reduction.