Dear WASTELESS Community,
We are thrilled to bring you the latest updates from “WASTELESS – Waste Quantification Solutions to Limit Environmental Stress,” our ongoing project funded by the EU’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme (Grant Agreement n° 101084222).
Here are the highlights of our recent developments and achievements:
We established contact and formalised an alliance with another major European project, which shares with us the goal of preventing and reducing food waste, our Project Sister FOLOU. Our first collaborative event is being prepared for 2024. Stay tuned for more details!
- On June 21st to 24th, the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, a member of our WASTELESS project, actively participated in the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management held in Chania, Greece. This conference serves as an annual platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy representatives to share the latest advancements in waste management.
- On September 8th, we hosted the 1st WASTELESS annual meeting, which included the official introduction of the Expert Advisory Board, progress updates, and productive and exciting discussions.
- On September 29th, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) presented WASTELESS at the conference “Multidisciplinaridade à mesa – Multidisciplinarity at the table” in Évora, Portugal, to a dynamic audience passionate about food innovation, sustainability, health, and heritage.
- In October, it was officially launched our WASTELESS Community of Practice (CoP) on Food Loss and Waste, aiming to establish collaborations, exchange ideas, and work towards innovative solutions that promote a more sustainable and efficient food system. Are you part of the food chain and interested in tackling the issue of Food Loss and Waste? Join the WASTELESS community of practice!
- We are excited to share recent publications by UTAD from the ongoing WASTELESS project Work Package 5. One entitled “Unveiling the Potential of Unexplored Winery By-Products from the Dão Region“, and the other, “Unlocking the Potential of Spent Mushroom Substrate (SMS) for Enhanced Agricultural Sustainability: From Environmental Benefits to Poultry Nutrition”. Both articles reveal how by-products can tackle healthcare and sustainability challenges, turning waste into valuable resources.
We remain committed to engaging with our community through informative newsletters, impactful social media campaigns, and interactive events. Our goal is to raise awareness about waste reduction and promote sustainable living practices.
Together, we can make a significant difference in reducing waste and building a greener world. Thank you for being an integral part of the WASTELESS journey!
Ana Novo Barros