Worldwide 1.4 billion tons of food waste are produced per year. One third of the food produced ends up as food waste or food loss. The whole supply chain must be addressed to reduce and prevent food waste or to add value to it.
In September 2015 the United Nations passed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG´s). SDG 12 “Sustainable Production And Consumption“ aims to halve the amount of food waste per capita worldwide by 2030.
The objective of AVARE (Adding Value in Resource Effective Food Systems) is to minimize food waste as well. Furthermore, the project conducts research aiming at generating bio-based products with food waste. Under the leadership of LUKE Natural Resource Institute in Finland, Ostfoldforsking – Ostfold Research in Norway and two German institutes the Institute of Biotechnology of Technical University Berlin and Institute for sustainable Nutrition at the University of applied Science in Münster, work together to help halving EUs food waste until 2030.