Donor: GIZ ORF - develoPPP program
Partners: Company EsoTron, Ministry of Environment Protection, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Environment Protection Agency, Veterinary Directorate, inspection authorities
Implementation period: January 2018 - April 2021
NALED has initiated the project "Towards Better Food Waste Management in the Republic of Serbia" implemented within develoPPP program financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through German Development Agency (GIZ), with the aim of improving the management of this type of waste, create regulatory solutions and govern the bio-waste flows. Food leftovers may have highly adverse effects on people's health by reappearing in the food chain (e.g. animal nutrition) or by reaching landfills where they are emitting harmful gases with greenhouse effect.
Food waste that appears in each of the phases, starting from primary production all the way to final consumption in Serbia, usually ends up in municipal waste and accounts for 60% of the overall waste in landfills.
Due to the growing amounts and improper management of food waste, as well as the dangers posed to people's health, this project deals with raising awareness about this problem and the solutions in governing this type of waste.
Goals and activities
The goal is to deploy 1,000 tons of food waste to recycling operators.