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New project to cut food waste at Mercabarna

Food waste is in the firing line as Mercabarna commissions study on why it happens and how to reduce it within the precinct.

How to reduce food waste is the end goal of a study Mercabarna has commissioned from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Plataforma Aprovechamos los Alimentos (Let’s Make Use of Food Platform, PAA).

In a press release, Barcelona’s wholesale food hub said the study, expected to be completed toward the end of the year, will establish the volume and causes of food waste produced within its precinct and suggest areas of work and specific actions to reduce it to a minimum.

“This project shows our desire to keep looking for solutions that help us in the fight against food waste. The actions resulting from it will be added to those that we have been carrying out for many years, such as working with the Food Bank,” said Mercabarna managing director Josep Tejedo.

Photo courtesy of http://www.mercabarna.es/sectors-activitat/fruites-i-hortalisses/en_index/

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Bta. 2015 welcoming more than 500 exhibitors to Barcelona from tomorrow

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Tipped to be Europe’s largest food technology trade show this year, Bta. 2015 starts tomorrow in Barcelona and will offer the latest innovation and technology solutions for the food industry.

Running till April 24 at the Gran Via Fira de Barcelona Venue, the event – the International Food and Beverage Machinery, Technology and Ingredients exhibition – will coincide with Hispack, the International Packaging Exhibition and is organised in three trade shows: TecnocárnicaTecnoalimentaria and Ingretecno.

Bta. expects more than 35,000 professionals from the food industry to visit the triennial event, now in its 15th edition, and will welcome more than 500 exhibiting companies.

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Bta. 2015 is expanding the range of products presented, incorporating machinery and technology for the dairy industry, industrial refrigeration and cleaning, waste processing, logistics processes and environmental solutions for the food industry.

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Activities 

– Innovation Meeting Point

– Ingrenova

– Bta. Innova and Bta. Emprende Awards

– Business meetings and interviews with international buyers 

– Innovation Area (IRTA and Ainia)

– Seminars, Conferences and Presentations

– Networking Spaces

Website: www.bta-bcn.com