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Title: Advancing Sustainable Bio-Waste Management through Law and Policy: How Co-Creation Can Help Pursue Fair Environmental Public Policies in the European Context
Authors: Mendes, Ireneu 
Rocha, Pedro 
Aragão, Alexandra 
Keywords: sustainability; circular food systems; bio-waste management; co-creation; governance
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: MDPI
Serial title, monograph or event: Social Sciences
Volume: 12
Issue: 10
Abstract: Alongside production and consumption, bio-waste management is central to the food systems debate. To achieve sustainable food systems—an essential component of the Sustainable Development Goals and the world they envision—public authorities must address the shortage of current bio-waste-management policies and strive towards a new paradigm of bio-waste management, where environmental justice primarily informs policy design and decision making. In order to achieve fair environmental policies, particularly in the context of food systems and bio-waste management, it is essential to understand what drives public policy in these matters. In the present review, we seek to contribute by closing a gap in the literature by proposing a set of bio-waste-management drivers in the European context. Moreover, we focus on the “policy and legislation” driver, hoping to examine its main components and understand both their limitations and the opportunities they provide. Finally, we explore the role that co-creation can play as a facilitator of a public-governance paradigm that promotes sustainable development.
ISSN: 2076-0760
DOI: 10.3390/socsci12100572
Rights: openAccess
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