Food waste prevention, reduction and management – “Getliņi Eko” experience

//Food waste prevention, reduction and management – “Getliņi Eko” experience

Food waste prevention, reduction and management – “Getliņi Eko” experience

Food waste prevention, reduction and management – “Getliņi Eko” experience
Brief Description The practice plan for the landfill is based on 2 main pillars: operational practice and social education. This ecological management practice has created a chain of benefits: food waste turned to green energy and high nutrition food, with huge positive impact to environment. Due to this practice our atmosphere is protected from 2000m3 environmentally harmful gases per hour. Along with the operational practice, an intensive educational practice is performed to motivate, encourage and educate society about the life-cycle of household waste and recycling, as well as food waste reduction. The company is organizing general or specific free-of-charge educational trips for Riga educational institutions. The main impact of the practice is on the social environment of the neighborhood of the landfill. Before the practice was initiated, for many decades the landfill and the surrounding area was degraded – emotionally and socially, and from an environmental and safety perspective
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European Country/Countries Latvia
Field Living/Green spaces: Urban (food) gardens, Consuming: Healthy Consumption
Type Intervention
Impact Health, Environmental sustainability
Status Ongoing
Target Group General population
Evaluation No
Level Local
INHERIT Perspective This project has been chosen for inclusion since it covers a number of benefits – reduces waste effects on the environment and contribute to population education, healthy eating habits. The practice is unique because the whole process uses our own resources to create value from one side and to protect the environment and surrounding area from the other side.  .This ecological management practice has created a chain of benefits: food waste turned to green energy and high nutrition food, with huge positive impact to environment. Due to this practice our atmosphere is protected from 2000m3 environmentally harmful gases per hour.
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Relevant links http://www.getlini.lv/en/
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2018-11-25T22:17:48+01:00June 21, 2017|practices|0 Comments