Food waste monitoring project
At the Elintarvikejäte- ja ruokahävikkiseuranta (The Food Waste Monitoring) project (v.2020—>) the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is developing a national food waste monitoring system for the whole food chain. The aim of the project is to develop indicators and data monitoring and processing systems. The development of the National Food Waste Road Map is also part of the project’s work. The project follows Ruokahävikkiseuranta ja -tiekartta project (the Food Waste Monitoring and Road Map, 2018-2020) where the work to build a national monitoring system has began.
A delegated decision on the measurement of food waste (2019/1597) entered into force in May 2019. According to decision member states must report their food waste to the Commission every year since 2020. Luke is Finland’s equivalent expert institution, which is responsible to report the food waste data of Finland to the European commission.
|Food waste = inedible (like bones and peels of fruits) and edible food waste which is not utilized as human consumption, feed or other value components.
Edible food waste = originally edible food waste which is not utilized as human consumption, feed or other value components.