With the Too Good for the Bin! - Federal Award, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has been honouring outstanding projects and their initiators every year since 2016, which contribute to reducing food waste with their concrete ideas, pioneering spirit and great commitment. The award goes to projects from a wide range of areas along the entire food supply chain: from production and trade to the processing of food in restaurants and private households. The competition is open to everyone: no matter whether it is a company, a restaurant, a farm, a scientific institution, a private person, an NGO, a municipality or an initiative - everyone can take part! The national prize is awarded to one project from each of the five categories: agriculture & production, trade, gastronomy, society & education and digitalisation. In addition, there are promotional prizes worth a total of 15,000 euros for concepts and projects in the start-up or development phase.