What are the barriers and opportunities to utilising agri-food wastes?
AgroCycle are conducting a survey about the barriers and opportunities to utilising agri-food waste in the EU (including UK). You’re opinions are vital to help develop the utilisation of agri-food wastes, for a future circular bioeconomy. See below for more details, and click here to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!
This survey should take about 5 mins to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3S9R2HC
AgroCycle is a 3 year project funded by the EU (Horizon 2020), with NNFCC as leading partners. AgroCycle’s main aim is to increase the recycling and valorisation of Agricultural Waste, Co-products and By-products (AWCB) 10% by 2020, across the EU and China. The project will further develop, demonstrate and validate novel processes, practices and products for the sustainable use of AWCB. To read more about the project see agrocycle.eu
We want to know your view of the key barriers and opportunities to valorising (utilisation for higher value) agricultural and food supply chain by-products, co-products and ‘wastes’ – such as straw, slurry, forestry residues, livestock wastes, unsold bumper crops, potato peelings, food processing residues, unsold retail food eg. bread.
We are looking for stakeholder views operating in the EU (UK included) across the supply chain – from farm to processing/manufacture, logistics, storage, and retail.
Barriers can be anything preventing you utilising AWCB including issues with: communication, feedstock, market, policy and logistics etc.
Opportunities could be anything you have knowledge of to develop the recycling or valorisation of AWCB, such as: underutilised feedstocks, and new business models, products, markets, process technologies and initiatives.
We want to know what actions are necessary to recycle and valorise more AWCB.
If you have any questions please contact Dr Caitlin Burns, NNFCC, York, UK firstname.lastname@example.org