The agri-food sector is one of the fourteen industrial ecosystems identified in the updated New Industrial Strategy. Given that more than 55% of food is wasted at various stages of the chain (primary production, processing and manufacturing, distribution and retail), much remains to be done to make this sector more circular.
The European Green Deal has set 4 main goals for the agri-food ecosystem:
- ensure food security in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss
- reduce the environmental and climate footprint of the EU food system
- strengthen the resilience of the EU food system
- leading the global transformation towards competitive sustainability from farm to fork.
We have collected all the important legislations in a brief overview. In our agri-food sectorial catalogue you will also read about circular economy opportunities with examples of best practices and solutions to increase circularity.