Addressing the issue of food and textile waste is another important component of the package. Currently, nearly 59 million tonnes of food are wasted in the EU each year, with a market value of €132 billion. By setting targets to reduce food waste by 10% in processing and manufacturing and by 30% per capita in retail and consumption by 2030, the EU aims to promote food security, save money, and reduce the environmental impact of food production and consumption. Similarly, measures to address textile waste aim to ensure the separate collection of textiles, which would otherwise end up in landfills or incineration facilities, thereby conserving limited natural resources.
The proposed measures will now undergo the ordinary legislative procedure, involving discussions and negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council.
Soil Health Proposal
Food and Textile Waste Reduction Targets Proposal