The C-Food BSR project looks at the food value chain in the Baltic Sea region. The project will focus on the development of a circular economy in the region’s food value chain.
In the global food value chain, food, ingredients and food packaging are produced in different locations and transported between countries before reaching the final consumer. In a linear economy, natural sources are endlessly exploited for this. C-Food BSR suggests that a circular economy in the food value chain can decrease the negative impact on the climate. Turning bio-waste and residues into valuable resources will help retailers and consumers to cut their waste.
The project plans to discuss the development of a circular economy in the food value chain in the Baltic Sea region. C-Food BSR argues that transnational collaboration will enhance the positive effects. One challenge is to balance the environmental impact with economic growth and prosperity for the stakeholders. The project will gather information and knowledge about potentials, problems, gaps and possible solutions. It will also collect information about stakeholders and potential waste streams, contact stakeholders that can use them and identify potential markets for recycled food and packaging products.