Sustainable food production is a very important topic and students of our university should be informed about considering that information about it is rarely introduced inside food technology lectures. The need to discuss sustainability issues is also strengthened by the lack of sensitization on this matter in the Albanian society.
The Case Study
The brewing industry represents one of the major sectors of food production in the internal Albanian market. There are several Albanian companies that produce in the territory. Their production meets a big part of the Albanian consumers demand for the beer product. The important level of beer production in Albania brings about a multitude of interrelated environmental issues, of which most consumers are not aware. The brewing industry produces both organic and inorganic waste that will be both treated as subjects.
– In the lectures students will presented mainly with the management systems traditionally used in the sector for the organic waste disposal ( solid and liquid waste ) but also with the importance of sustainable packaging, followed by innovative studies and applications of alternative sustainable uses of the brewery wastes.
– Brewing industries’ stakeholders will present the waste management system they apply in their own companies so that students will also have the possibility to interact with the stakeholders asking about practical industrial applications of the strategies. Students and stakeholders can exchange experiences and propose new ideas.
– Students and business stakeholders will have the chance to discuss the innovative perspectives of brewery wastes uses. Stakeholders may benefit from the information deciding to apply new sustainable strategies in their own companies. At the end of the day students are invited inside the brewing factory facilities.