Information and awareness-raising campaign against food waste

Worldwide, 1/3 of all food produced is thrown away. In Luxembourg, the food that is disposed of in restaurants, shops, canteens and households amounts to 118 kg per resident per year.

The biggest contributors are private individuals: An average of 88,5 kg of food per person per year is wasted in a household in Luxembourg. 21 % of this food waste could be avoided, which amounts to 75,5 € per resident.

This is why the Ministry of Agriculture encourages consumers, householders and businesses to consume responsibly and reduce food waste. On World Food Day in 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture has launched a vast campaign that focuses on preventing food waste and food reuse. This campaign is still ongoing. Details about the initiatives, projects and events can be found on this site.

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Campaign – 118 reasons to change something

In Luxembourg, 118 kg of food are thrown away per person per year. These are 118 reasons to change something. This is the slogan of our campaign “Together against food waste”. With this campaign, we want to raise awareness about reducing wood waste and encourage consumers to value food and reduce its loss.

Campaign - 118 Reasons to change something
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Brochure – Together against food waste

This brochure gives you practical tips on how to waste less food: when running errands, storing food in the fridge or regarding the recycling of leftovers. However, it also provides important advice on interpreting the different dates on the packaging for example.

Antigaspi brochure (DE)
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Brochure - Best practices for municipalities

A total of 92 out of 102 municipalities have already signed the National Solidarity Pact and are committed to launching actions against food waste. The new “Best Practices” brochure will provide an overview of all actions in the country and is intended to inspire municipalities to implement additional initiatives.

More on the municipal pact
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Travelling Antigaspi exhibition and workshops

For any municipality which signs up to the Solidarity Pact, the travelling Antigaspi exhibition will be made available, delivered and set up free of charge by the Ministry of Agriculture. It is primarily aimed at pupils of the third and fourth cycle of primary school and draws the attention of children and teachers to the issue of food waste in a playful and interactive way. In addition, the exhibition can also be found at major events in order to reach a wider audience and is often animated with interesting workshops.

Antigaspi - the exhibition
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Food waste training

The Lycée technique hôtelier Alexis Heck, the Lycée technique of Bonnevoie and the Lycée technique agricole have signed up to the National Solidarity Pact against food waste and have thematised the issue across their subjects. Here the food professionals of tomorrow are trained.

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