food picSeveral European legislations and strategies, like the Farm to Fork strategy, address food and food waste aiming to make food systems more fair, healthy and environmentally friendly. Food production, consumption, and waste are strongly connected with many major environmental challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resources scarcity. Various targets directly concern local and regional authorities:

  • Food waste sorting obligation by end of 2023;
  • Food waste reduction targets to be set by end of 2023;
  • Other targets on reducing the use of fertilizer, or converting agricultural land under organic farming.

What can you do to get prepared to comply with upcoming legislations and support sustainable food systems in your territory?


Current projects



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Tools and resources

Food loss and waste prevention

Decentralised biowaste management

  • Assess the performance of biowaste management options on your territory: decision support tool for decentralised biowaste management on public procurement of innovation
  • Develop decentralised biowaste management systems: DECISIVE methodology for the planning of decentralised biowaste management


  • Learn from Navarre, Bayern and Flanders’experience in developing and implementing circular bioeconomy strategies: report "The governance of circular bioeconomy - Practices and lessons learnt from European regions"

Food waste collection and treatment

  • Follow pilot territories investigating circular solutions for biowaste: the three Biocircularcities pilots
  • Get inspired by successful experiences of circular bioeconomy: Biocircularcities 30 Good Practices
  • Engage with frontrunners cities and regions: HOOP Network of Cities and Regions

Food waste recycling and bio-based products

  • Hear experts' insights on fostering the urban circular bioecoonomy across Europe: the monthly HOOP Lunch Talks
  • Find key resources on recovery of biowaste and wastewater to make bio-based products: the HOOP platform
  • Join study visit and workshops or one-to-one peer reviews: the HOOP Network of Cities and Regions
  • Share your experience and exchange with your peers: the Biocircularcities peer-review sessions



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