Special Issue "RETASTE: Rethink Food Waste"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Waste and Recycling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Thrassyvoulos Manios
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Department of Agriculture, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71410 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: sustainable management of waste and natural resources
Prof. Dr. Katia Lasaridi
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Guest Editor
School of Environment, Geography and Applied Economics, Department of Geography Harokopio University, 176 71 Athens, Greece
Interests: sustainable management of waste and natural resources
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Dr. Ioannis N. Daliakopoulos
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Department of Agriculture, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71410 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: sustainable management of waste and natural resources
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Dr. Christina Chroni
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Guest Editor
School of Environment, Geography and Applied Economics, Department of Geography Harokopio University, 176 71 Athens, Greece
Interests: sustainable management of waste and natural resources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global food chain system is the single largest source of greenhouse gasses in the world, and the largest cause of biodiversity loss, terrestrial ecosystem destruction, freshwater consumption, and waterway pollution due to the mismanagement of biocides and nutrients. On top of these deficiencies, approximately 40% of all produced food is wasted throughout the farm to fork processes, while more than 900 million people remain undernourished.

Thus, the margin for improvement of the global food chain system is huge and may unlock pathways towards the stability of the Earth system and the future of humanity. Against this background, the RETASTE Conference has initiated a dialogue on innovative solutions and optimization schemes that exploit significant opportunities for food waste reduction, reuse, and recycling at all stages of the food life cycle, as well as their scalability and commercial translatability. In parallel, RETASTE aims to address the social aspects of food waste issues, as well as to highlight ways to tackle social and perception barriers against reducing our environmental footprint, thus shifting the evolving future of social, market, and global megatrends.

Through the conservation of resources, the strengthening of the social fabric, and the development of new value chains, RETASTE supports the implementation of the Circular Economy concept. This Special Issue presents contributions from the RETASTE Conference.

Join us to Rethink Food Waste!

Prof. Dr. Thrassyvoulos Manios
Prof. Dr. Katia Lasaridi
Dr. Ioannis N. Daliakopoulos
Dr. Christina Chroni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • food waste
  • circular economy
  • prevention
  • valorization
  • utilization
  • reclamation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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