The ADVANCE Project is making great progress towards its mission and is now gearing up for its final and most important phase. The 4th Transnational Project Meeting was held in the beautiful city of Novi Sad, Serbia, on October 5th and 6th, 2023. This meeting brought together partner organizations from five different countries to address the urgent issue of food waste management in municipalities and HoReCa businesses. At the event, experts from D-Waste (https://d-waste.com/) presented a comprehensive roadmap, which provides a clear path for municipalities to dramatically reduce food waste and food loss that ends up in landfills. The roadmap promotes the use of recycling and reuse as sustainable alternatives.
The ADVANCE Project’s main goal is to discover solutions for managing food waste in municipalities and promoting the principles of the Circular economy. The project is expected to be finished by February 2024. All the practical tools and outcomes from the project will be seamlessly integrated into an open learning platform (https://www.advance-foodwaste.eu/).
The upcoming steps in the project are crucial for its success. We will conduct rigorous internal and external testing of roadmaps and training materials to ensure that proposed solutions are not only feasible, but also highly effective. The main goal of the project is to provide municipalities and HoReCa businesses with the essential tools and knowledge necessary to make sustainable decisions regarding food waste management. The final learning platform that results from the ADVANCE Project will be available in five languages: English, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, and Dutch. This multilingual approach ensures that the project’s findings and recommendations will have a far-reaching impact, benefiting a diverse audience across Europe.
To conclude, the 4th Transnational Project Meeting held in Novi Sad, Serbia, represents a significant achievement in the ADVANCE Project’s journey towards implementing a more sustainable approach to managing food waste in municipalities. With the prospect of an accessible learning platform and a plethora of resources available in multiple languages, the project is making steadfast progress towards a greener and more sustainable future.
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