In Italy, about seventy percent of food waste comes from households. To tackle the issue, the city of Milan launched its Food Policy, which aims to recover and allocate excess food through centers called Food Waste Hubs. The Gallaratese Hub, one of three located in northwest Milan, coordinates food collection from among food banks, public agencies, businesses, universities, and charities and redistributes them to families. One of the hallmarks of the project is that excess food is redistributed locally to avoid costs in transportation, refrigeration, and storage. "To be sustainable, you need to act at a local level. It's a model of proximity," says Andrea Segrè, an agricultural policy professor at the University of Bologna. A report showed that the three hubs altogether collect about 350 kilograms of food per day. Segrè believes the model can be applied to cities around the world.

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