Sustainability in the Food Industry

A special issue of Waste (ISSN 2813-0391).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 652

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue provides an overview of sustainability, solutions and challenges in the food industry. The sustainability of food production and supply chains should be addressed in line with Agenda 2030 and sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Special Issue reports on the ideas and successful technologies in lowering the carbon footprint of the process and products. There is also scope for the implementation of digitalization and modern digital technologies in processing aimed at optimization. There is a need to improve processes and lower environmental impacts, increase societal impact and apply circular economy principles. This Special Issue will improve existing knowledge and fill gaps to bridge the transition to sustainable production and processing. The concept is advancing toward low carbon emissions processing and digitalization in the food industry. We expect submissions on topics related to improving sustainability in food production/supply chain and strategies to implement innovative approaches to recycle, reduce, reuse and upcycle waste/surplus in the supply/production chain. The Special Issue is also open to submissions with a focus on food waste and losses and United Nations (UN) SDGs; sustainable diets and food waste; Life cycle assessment (LCA) in valorization and the utilization of (food) waste/by-products/surplus and innovation towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the food industry.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Sustainability, and Joint Special Issue in Foods.

Prof. Dr. Anet Režek Jambrak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Waste is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sustainability
  • food industry
  • food waste
  • food loss
  • life cycle assessment
  • sustainable development goals

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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