Partners of the Garbage Matters Project

Environmental Policy Group – Wageningen University

The ENP group is active in the field of environmental social science and policy research. The research program of ENP is beyond doubt global in character. This is reflected in the content of the research program, in the PhD research, and in the composition the group. ENP’s research program focuses on three specific research themes; Sustainable Production and Consumption; Sustainable Natural Resource Use; and Global Environmental Change. These themes are related to both Social theory and Social methodology. More

Sustainable Consumption Institute – Manchester University

The Sustainable Consumption Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute established by The University of Manchester, to undertake a programme of research in environmental sustainability and consumption issues. The SCI is looking at ways to help households, businesses, governments, charities and NGOs move to more environmentally sustainable living. More


Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. More

The Save Food Initiative

The SAVE FOOD initiative is a joint campaign instituted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH to fight global food loss. SAVE FOOD aims at networking stakeholders in industry, politics and research, encouraging dialogue and helping to develop solutions along the food value chain. One of its aims is to enlist the support of industry in initiating and sponsoring its own SAVE FOOD projects. SAVE FOOD premiered in May 2011 with an international congress at interpack, the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging industry. More


FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies) is a project about working towards achieving a more resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from August 2012 to July 2016. It is funded by the European Commission framework programme 7.More

OzHarvest Food Rescue

OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. This excess food is distributed to charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane.

OzHarvest believes that good food should not go to waste. In fact, by distributing it to those in need, we turn excess food into a resource and save thousands of kilograms of food from being dumped as landfill each year. More

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