Together with FoodWIN and Goodplanet, Natuurpunt and partners Meetjesland supported a number of secondary schools in the Meetjesland in their fight against food waste.
It was the students who measured the food waste themselves, and that way were able to point out to the management the great waste that took place every day in the school restaurant. By really measuring the surpluses, it became clear what quantities are involved. This “bottom-up” awareness led to effective change, the numbers were shown to the school board who took immediate action and even changed supplier.
The impact measurement clearly shows less food waste than the baseline measurement: from 42% to only 29%!
Go! Atheneum De Tandem in Eeklo managed to save 1800 kg of food from the trash per year!