RETASTE: RETHINK FOOD WASTE Second International Conference, Heraklion, Greece, October 20-21, 2022
It's time to RETHINK FOOD WASTE
21%
of our landfills
is food waste
It's time to RETHINK FOOD WASTE
10%
of the population of Europe
can’t afford a quality meal every second day
Join us to RETHINK FOOD WASTE!
embrace the Circular Economy

#JOINRETASTE approaches

70Days
12Hours
23Mins
28Secs

Venue

Hellenic Mediterranean University

HMU is located in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

You can reach Heraklion by plane (HER airport) or boat from Athens.

The HMU Campus is 10 minutes by car from the city center and the airport, but also from the iconic ancient Palace of Knossos and famous blue-flag beaches

Accommodation

RETASTE has partnered with some of the best city hotels in Heraklion that offer special prices for Conference Participants. 

Olive Green Hotel

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ibis Styles HERAKLION CENTRAL

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LATO ANNEX BOUTIQUE ROOMS

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Galaxy Hotel


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LATO Boutique Hotel

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Important dates

Second call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline

Acceptance notification

Mission statement

The global food 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 continuum, while more than 900 million people remain undernourished.

It is evident that the margin for optimizing the global food system is huge and may unlock pathways towards the stability of the Earth system and the future of humanity.

Recognizing these grand food waste challenges, the RETASTE Conference initiates the dialogue for innovative solutions and optimization schemes that take advantage of the significant opportunities for food waste reduction, reuse, and recycling at all levels of the food life cycle, as well as their scalability and commercial translatability. At the same time, RETASTE strives to address social aspects and highlight ways to overcome social and perception barriers against reducing our environmental footprint, thus shifting the evolving future of social, market, and global megatrends.

Through the effective conservation of natural resources, the strengthening of the social fabric, and the creation of new value chains, RETASTE strives to advance the applicability of Circular Economy concepts.

Our audience includes academia, industry, and stakeholders, and is truly transdisciplinary as the subject dictates. Join us to Rethink Food Waste!

Themes

• Bio-circular economy
• Prevention
• Reduction
• Re-use
• Food for feed
• Source separation schemes
• Collection
• Transportation
• MBT
• Composting
• Anaerobic digestion
• Waste-to-energy technologies
• EU policies
• Socio-economic issues
• Information technology in food waste management
• Food economy and culture
• LCA in food waste management
• Environmental education
• Biorefineries and biotechnology
• Innovation and business interface

The conference is open in any theme related with food waste management, from farm to fork, and will consider papers related to biowaste.

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