Worldwide, 1/3 of all food produced is thrown away. The biggest contributors are private individuals. In Luxembourg, a private household disposes of an average of 118 kg per head per year, which represents, for the country as a whole, three garbage trucks a day! Instead of throwing away food, every individual might as well throw 250 € a year right into the bin!
Information and awareness-raising campaign against food waste
This is why the Ministry of Agriculture encourages consumers, householders and businesses to consume responsibly and reduce food waste. On World Food Day, the 16 October 2020, 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.
In Luxembourg, 118 kg of food are thrown away per person per year. These are 118 reasons to change something… This is the new slogan of our campaign “Together against food waste”.
With this new 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
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 e.g. interpreting the different dates on the packaging.
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 Practice” brochure will provide an overview of all actions in the country and is intended to inspire municipalities to implement additional initiatives.
For any municipality which signs up to the Solidarity Pact, the travelling Antigaspi exhibition will be provided, 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 great workshops.
The hotel school, 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.