REINWASTE (Remanufacture the food supply chain by testing INNovative solutions for zero inorganic WASTE) is a three-year (2018-2020) research and technological development project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. It comes under the Framework of Interreg MED and its total budget accounts for 2.499.304€. Project partners have coined the motto “Prevent waste disposal is more sustainable and less expensive”; they aim at developing cost effective sustainable techniques to reduce inorganic waste, such as packaging and similar materials, fostering the adoption of innovative green concepts by agri-food SMEs.



The innovative aspect of REINWASTE is the involvement of both agriculture food-chain and food industry stakeholders of three important European countries: Italy, Spain and France. In Italy, the project will focus on the dairy chain in Emilia-Romagna Region: relevant Clusters will evaluate its feasibility; in Spain and France, the entire horticulture and meat sectors will be respectively tested.




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Thanks to the involvement of industrial experts and R&I Institutions, REINWASTE aim at:

Selecting 30 companies for each Country (15 from agricultural sector and 15 from industrial one) for testing the feasibility of prevention or recovering waste measures;
Optimizing transnational cluster activity and innovative networks in the Mediterranean area;
Reducing the environmental impact of the food industry.

Regular updates about REINWASTE are available on the Project website, on its account Twitter, on Federalimentare and in the newsletter Informalimentare. For further information, please contact Mr. Maurizio Notarfonso ( or Ms. Giorgia Sabbatini (