The winners of 2018
The Food Waste Awards were awarded for the second time on Tuesday the 20th of March in Brussels. The awards reward the best ideas to fight food waste in the following categories: health care, food companies, food waste changemakers, local governments and horeca, catering and events. An overview of the winners:
As the most remarkable food company, Delhaize De Leeuw won with their commitment to redistribute unsold products to local associations. In 2017, they saved 2,635 tons of food from the waste mountain.
Opschepper, the best food waste changemaker, is an initiative from students of the University of Antwerp. With their boxes of food made out of food surpluses, they bring students and people over 65, usually lonely eaters, together for a cozy and ecologically responsible meal.
Ikea Food Belgium was awarded the best caterer. In a year, Ikea reduced their food loss by 41% in Belgium, which is equivalent to 99 tons of food and 427 tons of CO2. For the health care category, the residential care center Sint-Elisabeth was the chosen winner. Through measurements and choice menus for their residents, they have reduced the daily food loss by an average of 10%.
Foodsavers Ghent got the price for local governments with a distribution platform for food surpluses. These are redistributed to financially vulnerable people through numerous Ghent social organisations.
In the end, Bubble & Squeak was elected best European changemaker. Children from Old Oak Primary School in the United Kingdom manage their own stand at the school gate where they redistribute about 40 kilos of food surplus to their parents every week.
During the award ceremony, the live audience could choose out of the winners the Ultimate Food Waste Hero. The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis was allowed to award this price to the students of Opschepper. With a victory of 51% of the votes, Laurens of Opschepper promised to take things a step further in the future.
For more information: www.foodwasteawards.be
Photo’s: Lotte Hendrickx
THE FOOD WASTE MARKET
The Food Waste Market is a fun, quirky event for the grand public. The aim is to raise awareness on food waste in a positive, inspiring manner. By demonstrating hopeful alternatives in a creative, international format, we hope to board everyone on a fast flight towards a food wasteless future.
WHEN? March 20th, 2018 between 5 and 6.30 pm.
WHERE? Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan 88, 1000 Brussel
The Food Waste Market is part of an entire evening revolving around food waste.
You can find the rest of the program below:
The Food Waste Awards 2018
De Food Waste Awards are due for their second edition.
FoodWIN is scanning the foodscape for groundbreaking projects around food waste,
meriting a spotlight for their shift in the waste-less direction.
The Food Waste Awards will be held on the 20th of March 2018, right after the Food Waste Market.
This year, the category of food waste changemakers is opened up to European candidates.
PHASES OF THE COMPETITION
Why take part?
As a candidate of the Food Waste Awards you can acquire a stand at the Food Waste Market for free! This is a unique opportunity to bring your food waste project to the grand public in an interactive manner.
To create visibility for your efforts to reduce food waste.
Just like last year, the online public vote and the award ceremony will receive much attention.
To have your efforts to find solutions for societal problems evaluated by a renown jury and the grand public.
To share good practices through a community of organisations and individuals also working around food waste.