RETASTE: Rethink Food Resources, Losses, and Waste Third International Conference, Athens, Greece, September 27-29, 2023


Book of Abstracts



Keynote speakers

Felicitas Schneider

Thünen Institute of Market Analysis

Alexandros Stefanakis

Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Mattias Eriksson

Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Science

Konstantinos Petridis

Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Academic Coordinator of the H2020 European University Project ATHENA

Georgios Zervas

Emeritus Professor, Agricultural University of Athens

Despina Papanikolaou

Head of Animal By-Product Department of Veterinary Public Health Directorate. Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food

Thrassyvoulos Manios

Professor, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Heraklion, Greece

Katia Lasaridi

Professor, Department of Geography, Harokopio University

Christina Marouli

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, Deree – American College of Greece; Monitoring expert, NEEMO EEIG

Scientific and Organizing Committees


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


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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Galaxy Hotel

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LATO Boutique Hotel

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Parallel events

1st Forum on Food Waste Prevention Measurement, prevention and management of food waste in the hospitality and catering sector

LIFE-IP CEI-Greece “Circular Economy Implementation in Greece” LIFE18 IPE/GR/000013

In parallel with the RETASTE 2022 Conference, Harokopio University is organizing the 1st Forum on Food Waste Prevention “Measurement, prevention and management of food waste in the hospitality and catering sector” (hybrid). The Forum is organized in the framework of the LIFE IP CEI-GREECE project (full title: Implementation of Circular Economy in Greece /, which is co-funded by the LIFE programme of EU and the Green Fund.

Attendance to the workshop is by invitation only.

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RETASTE 2022 is organized under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy

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RETASTE 2022 is organized under the auspices of the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA – ΕΕΔΣΑ)


The International Conference RETASTE: Rethink Food Waste 2022 is organized with the financial support of the External Actions program of the Green Fund

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