Food Waste Reduction and Valorisation

Sustainability Assessment and Policy Analysis

  • Piergiuseppe Morone
  • Franka Papendiek
  • Valentina Elena Tartiu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sustainability Assessment

  3. Regulation and Policy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Luana Ladu, Rainer Quitzow
      Pages 167-195
    3. Monica Delsignore, Margherita Ramajoli, Carola Ricci
      Pages 215-233
    4. Gabriella Dellino, Renato Mari, Carlo Meloni
      Pages 235-259
    5. Roberta Sisto, Edgardo Sica, Mariarosaria Lombardi, Maurizio Prosperi
      Pages 261-278

About this book


This book adds a new dimension to the sustainability assessment of food waste reduction and valorisation: policy analysis. Featuring a transdisciplinary analysis by key experts in the field, it identifies the drivers of change in food-waste reduction and valorisation technologies by looking, for example, at the regulatory framework and at policy actions undertaken by local and global actors.

The book explores the development of regulations and policies for food-waste prevention, management, and valorisation at a global as well as European Union level. It also discusses the notion of food waste in legal terms and investigates the effects of the lack of a standard, universal definition of food waste on the efficient use of by-products, promising processes and products for technological and commercial exploitation.

Utilising mathematical mapping methods to assess food consumption impacts and providing supply chain models that allow the testing of consumption scenarios, the book goes on to discuss a series of emerging technologies (tested at lab scale and/ or pilot scale) and opportunities for the valorisation of food waste.


Organic Waste Analysis Food regulation Food policy analysis Consumption reduction Food sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Piergiuseppe Morone
    • 1
  • Franka Papendiek
    • 2
  • Valentina Elena Tartiu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Law and EconomicsUnitelma SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Leibniz Centre for AgricultureMünchebergGermany
  3. 3.University of GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50087-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50088-1
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