Ingredients for a Circular Economy in the food and drink industry
Enhancing a resource-efficient, circular economy
in the food and drink industry

A Circular Economy for the food and drink industry means preserving the value of resources (raw materials, water and energy) that go into producing food and drink products for as long as possible, while also paying attention to:

Prevention

Resource efficiency

Environmental performance

Sustainable sourcing

Consumer awareness

Manufacturing - Food and drink manufacturers strive to preserve resources

Farming

Working with suppliers to keep ingredients fresher for longer and to turn agricultural waste into energy and fertiliser

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Manufacturing

Preserving the value of resources that go into producing food and drink products during the manufacturing process

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Consumers

Helping consumers prevent food waste through awareness raising, information provision and adapting portions to consumers’ needs

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Policy Recommendations

To unlock further sustainable growth and innovation for a resource efficient,
circular economy in the food and drink industry, we recommend:

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