A "zero waste" Europe: a focus with the Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis

In a hungry world, food waste appears not only foolish, but ethically unacceptable: that’s what Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for health and food security, said reflecting on the opportunity of the Expo and the new ambitious EU projects

«Thinking of how many people in Europe are living in poverty, and how many people around the world are constantly hungry: faced with this reality, it is unacceptable to see that every year, on our continent, we throw away 100 million tons of food»: Vvytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety strongly condemns the paradox of waste living with hunger. A contradiction found inadmissible in all respects: economic, environmental and - above all - ethical.

Interviewed on the occasion of World Food Day at the Expo in Milan, Andriukaitis reminded that the slogan of the Universal Exhibition (Feeding the planet, energy for life) is a not-waste warning, that can result in an invitation to a concrete action: «Expo - Andriukaitis says - is urging all operators to move together to seek common solutions to the problem of waste».

Europe, as Andriukaitis pointed out, put the contrast against food waste within a broader "anti-waste" strategy launched with the promotion of a vision inspired to circular economy, or rather a new economic model based on product reuse instead of one based on their linear consumption and wastes creation.



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