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Osijek: Programme against food waste to be implemented in schools

ZAGREB, Oct 17 (Hina) – A Croatian member of the European Parliament, Social Democrat Biljana Borzan, on Saturday presented a programme against food-wasting, to be implemented in 46 kindergartens and schools in Osijek in cooperation with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Borzan told a news conference that Osijek was the first Croatian city to join this project, which is already being implemented in Italy, France, Belgium and the UK.

She recalled that at the time when she drafted a report on the issue of food waste for the EP, she was approached by FAO with a proposal to help it find partners in Croatia.

Osijek was the first to accept the initiative and it will be the first city in Croatia to implement the programme against food waste in its educational institutions.

Osijek Deputy Mayor Boris Pilizota said that around 1,000 tonnes of food is wasted in Croatia daily, while in the EU 90 million tonnes of food is wasted per year.

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