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Food waste and social acceptance of a circular bioeconomy: the role of stakeholders

Updated on 18.11.2022

To improve social acceptability, the circular bioeconomy must use residual bio-based feedstock and food waste to reduce dependency on crops and competition with agriculture/food markets. Successful experiences involved stakeholders with different behaviours, values, and backgrounds that inform citizens and civil society organisations (CSOs) and improve the feedstock availability through better coordination.

Author: Piergiuseppe Morone, Enrica Imbert
Year of publication: 2021

Relevance for Circular Systemic Solutions

One Circular Systemic Solution is to use food waste as feedstock in the circular bioeconomy, but this presents barriers, especially socio-cultural. Public authorities and CSOs can raise awareness among communities and consumers, while consultations with producer associations and CSOs can improve regulation to address market barriers.

Themes

Awareness and acceptance

Sectors

Food (chain/systems)

CEAP2 key product value chain

Waste management

Social community

Bioeconomy

including bio-based economy