REINWASTE | Remanufacture the food supply chain by testing INNovative solutions for zero inorganic WASTE

REINWASTE | Remanufacture the food supply chain by testing INNovative solutions for zero inorganic WASTE

REINWASTE (Remanufacture the food supply chain by testing INNovative solutions for zero inorganic WASTE) is an Interreg MED project which aims to bring a concrete contribution to the reduction of inorganic waste production, favoring the adoption of greener innovative concepts by agriculture&food industry, with a focus on SMEs

REINWASTE approach is oriented to the adoption of sustainable - and economically favorable technologies to reduce the component of inorganic waste such as packaging and similar materials.

REINWASTE aims at facilitating and assisting the agro food Companies from the Mediterranean region which are committed to a zero inorganic waste path, to be more competitive and greener i.e. to produce more with less inorganic wastes. According to Mr Ricardo Domínguez, Vice Regional Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development at the Government of Andalusia, “there are many challenges but also opportunities to contribute to sustainable development, generating less waste. It is necessary to think not only of a new way of reducing the generation of waste, but also of consuming.”

This project focuses on SMEs which care about development and innovation in their region and are engaged in cluster initiatives in the field of waste agro food prevention that unable entrepreneurs to cooperate and exchange experiences. In that frame, REINWASTE is conceived as a test project highlighting the application phase in a short-time to respond “time to market” requirements. It optimizes the use of bio-based materials and redesigns the products and processes to limit the production of inorganic wastes. Three influencing food clusters from South European regions of challenges will find and test advanced solutions: horticulture in Andalusia (Spain), dairy in Emilia-Romagna (Italia), meat in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France). In addition, the region of East Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) will benefit from the methodological approach and will participate in the transferring phase.

Three influencing clusters in the Mediterranean area are involved in the project to facilitate knowledge transfer and the identification of promising solutions:

  • Horticultural chain in Spain
  • Meat chain in France
  • Diary chain in Italy

 

Partners:

  • ANDALUSIA AGENCY FOR AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT (AGAPA) project lead
  • ASTER
  • Agrofood Regional Innovation and technology Transfer Center (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
  • Andalusian Institute of Agricultural, Fisheries, Agrifood and Organic Production Research and Training
  • National Association of Food and Drink industry (France)
  • Régionale Chamber of Agriculture PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
  • SPANISH FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY FEDERATION
  • FEDERALIMENTARE SERVIZI SRL
  • SEPE - Confagricoltura
  • University of East Sarajevo

 

 

Project manager: 
Daniela Sani
Working Group: 
Sofia Miceli | Francesca Mulazzani | Sara Picone
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