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  1. 1. Wageningen, November 17th 2010 LAUNCH EVENT
  2. 2. Food waste in Brussels’ schools How to prevent it? Joëlle Van BAMBEKE & Elisabeth TAUPINART Brussels’ Environmental Management Institute (IBGE-BIM) 17 November 2010 Eco-behaviour and Sustainable Development Department Launch event Information, Research, Waste & Sustainable Development Division
  3. 3. <ul><li>Waste bin analysis in nursery & primary schools (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Unsorted waste = 30kg/pupil per year (2700 T/year) </li></ul><ul><li>Most important flow (in weight ) = waste from food preparation and food wastage </li></ul><ul><li>Food wastage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68% remains of warm meals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% remains of cold lunches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% liquids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% unopened snacks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>= 6.5kg/pupil per year (360T/year) </li></ul><ul><li> Need for action </li></ul>How much food waste in Brussels’ schools?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Objective of the Brussels’ 4 th Waste Reduction Action Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>= food waste reduction of 3kg/pupil per year by 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which method?  2 approaches targeting different audiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed approach–all the school (educational + management = “challenge”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School direction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management (and awareness) – canteen only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canteen manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canteen staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>= complementary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilots? 5 pilots for each approach  ambassadors/example </li></ul>Food waste reduction objective & methods
  5. 5. <ul><li>Who? 3 primary schools + 2 secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>When? October 2010 – June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>What? Bottom-up & participative approach from the children </li></ul><ul><li>One year coaching by technical and educational expert </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising of the main actors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relay class or group of pupils = main trigger for change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steering committee = main decision maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers (on a regular basis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents (on a regular basis) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Food waste quantification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Done by the relay group/class with the expert’s support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline situation  critical points  input for action plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control waste bins to analyse waste production evolution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development & implementation of action plan = tailored to each school </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation throughout the year and at the end </li></ul>Food waste pilots : mixed approach (educational + management – all the school)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Who? 5 school canteens (recruitment ongoing) </li></ul><ul><li>When? January 2011 – December 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>What? Management approach from the canteen staff </li></ul><ul><li>Signature of a charter </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of responsibilities among the canteen staff </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of baseline situation in the canteen </li></ul><ul><li>Development of an action plan & implementation of chosen actions </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic & practical training sessions of the canteen staff </li></ul><ul><li>After 1 year of coaching, new analysis to evaluate the progress made </li></ul><ul><li>Helpdesk </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting good practices </li></ul> Food waste pilots : management approach (canteens only)
  7. 7. Thank you! Any questions? Any suggestions?

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