Potential Environmental Benefits from Food Loss Prevention in Switzerland

Melanie Haupt

ETH Zurich

Melanie Haupt studied Environmental Engineering at ETH in Zurich. Since 2013 she is PhD student in Stefanie Hellweg’s group “Ecological Systems Design” at ETH Zurich working on the sustainable management of secondary resources in Switzerland. She is currently part of the national research project wastEturn which aims at environmentally-economically optimizing the Swiss waste management system.


Twenty to thirty percent of the environmental impact of consumption are caused by food consumption (Tukker et al., 2006). A key element to make our food system more efficient and sustainable is the reduction of food losses... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Claudio Beretta (ETH Zurich)
  2. Matthias Stucki (ZHAW Wädenswil)
  3. Stefanie Hellweg (ETH Zurich)
  4. Melanie Haupt (ETH Zurich)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable consumption and production


ThS-10 » Sustainable food systems 3 (09:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room G)

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