Foodwaste at Member State level
By 2050 the world is expected to generate about 3.4 billion tons of waste. A large part of this waste stream could be reused or recycled, however without intervention most of this waste will end up dumped or in landfill or incineration sites. The reuse, recycling and use of waste for materials, chemicals, energy and animal feed can contribute to more sustainable, efficient and integrated bio-based economy. To analyse this within a CGE model, we already extended MAGNET with a circularity module including municipal solid waste generated by households and various options of dealing with waste by including new waste treatment sectors like landfills, waste to energy, recycling and composting sectors. In this project we extended the original household waste model with food waste generation along the supply chain. We model producer food waste in a similar way as household food waste. This means that we a waste margin commodity to intermediate demand of certain food commodities. MAGNET will then be used for an impact assessment of food waste reduction targets.
Contact: Heleen Bartelings