Join the Federal Action Week “Germany Saves Food” on 29 September – 6 October 2021!

The food supply chain is flawed. Around 11 million tonnes of yearly food waste in Germany indicate that from production to consumption, changes must happen in order to alter this trend. The action week Germany Saves Food, 29 September – 6 October 2021, calls on all relevant actors to contribute to reducing food waste.

Based on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the ministries of the federal states, stakeholders are invited to jointly draw attention to the issue of food waste with actions throughout the country and to initiate a movement for more food appreciation.

This year’s focus lies on fruit and vegetables as they particularly end up in the waste bin far too often. Committed individuals, companies as well as initiatives and associations from all over Germany can participate with their own campaigns. Be creative yourself or join an existing campaign. Every idea that contributes to reducing food waste counts. Here are some suggestions on how you can get involved:

  • Get inspired! Suggestions for actions in agriculture, production or processing, for trade, out-of-home catering or at home can be found in this guideline.
  • Share your idea to save food. Have your activity published on the platform Zu gut für die Tonne!
  • Promote food saving! Communication material such as, posters, menu inserts, postcards can be ordered or downloaded

The nationwide action week “Germany saves Food!” (Deutschland rettet Lebensmittel!) will take place for the second time, following a successful debut in 2020. Further materials and information can be found here.

The Dialogue Forum of Wholesale and Retail on Reducing Food Waste, carried out by the CSCP in collaboration with the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, is a partner of the action week.

For further information please contact Nora Brüggemann.