Let‘s not waste food


Project period

01.03.2021 – 01.09.2022

Background information

Food is a vital part of the human existence, it is the backbone of economies, it frames relationships between humans and nature. Food waste represents a multifaceted challenge: financial losses, severe environmental burdens, risks to food security and deepening societal inequality. To address this Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology in partnership with Copenhagen Business School and Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) are starting the project “Let’s not waste food”.

Project purpose and goals

The project aims to strengthen understanding of the way young consumers interact with food and discover strategies to decrease avoidable household food waste amount in the region.

This will be achieved by researching possible methodologies, identifying and testing selected methods as well as creating and communicating guidelines for relevant stakeholders on household food waste reduction.

Project target groups

Households and especially young consumers are the main target group
Public sector representatives responsible for decision making on food waste policy


Lead partners:
Nordic Council of Ministers office in Lithuania, LT
Kaunas University of Technology, LT

Copenhagen Business School, DK
Natural Resource Institute Finland (LUKE), FI
EIT Food, LT
Anthropos, LT

Key events and activities

Gain insights on possible methods to change youth food waste habits through knowledge sharing meetings and literature review.
Test selected methods for youth food waste behaviour change by co-creating interventions with focus groups in Denmark, Finland and Lithuania.
Create and communicate food waste reduction intervention guidelines for relevant stakeholders on how to reduce food waste.