SISTERS: New solutions to reduce food waste

About 89 million tonnes of food waste is generated in the European Union (EU) every year and an estimated 20% of all food produced is lost or wasted. The EU is committed to reversing this trend, which has a huge environmental impact.

In this context, SISTERS will design Europe’s first short-chain platform for farmers to sell their discarded produce. Smart, reusable food containers will be designed to reduce food loss during transport and bio-based packaging technologies suitable for home composting will be applied to improve food preservation and quality.