Bio waste

About 60 % of bio-waste is food waste, and a considerable share of this waste is avoidable.

By 31 December 2023, bio‑waste must either be separated and recycled at source or collected separately and not mixed with other types of waste.

Sustainable treatment of bio-waste first of all requires it to be separated from residual waste at source. In principle, the most sustainable way of bio-waste management is home composting or community composting at the local level if it is done properly

Awareness-raising campaigns and training can help to motivate people to separate and manage their bio-waste sustainably.

EU regulations specify requirements for the treatment of bio-waste, including food waste. This includes promoting the use of environmentally sound treatment methods such as composting and anaerobic digestion.

Watch a movie to consolidate rules of safe food transportation and distribution: