Collaborating to change local food systems

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Milan is combating food waste by making the most of its food resources while supporting the regeneration of natural systems and the inclusion of migrants. The city has developed circular logistics for the redistribution of surplus food and sustainable ways for organic material to be discarded. So far, the city has worked with local public and private organisations and has seen significant reductions in food waste.

Every second, the equivalent of 6 garbage trucks of food is wasted globally, and cities could be a major player in addressing this problem. The third Neighbourhood Hub against food waste, finalised in March 2021, has opened with two significant new features: in addition to the collection and redistribution of surplus food, it also brings with it a solidarity market and educational and training activities for vulnerable women and children with migrant background.

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