If we want to see food waste, we have to look beyond landfill sites.
Articles: food waste (35)
According to research by the charity WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), the amount of food that is wasted annually in UK pubs and restaurants is equivalent to throwing away one in every six of the eight billion meals served each year.
When 1 in 7 people are going hungry in a country that throws out half the food it produces, there isn’t a supply problem; there’s a distribution problem.
While citrus groves no longer dot the landscape, trees in backyards across Orange County, CA still yield an abundance of produce that sadly often goes to waste.
The food waste debate has gone mainstream...However, there is one side to the story that is often overlooked: the impact of food waste in the Global South.
Take a look at what some creative businesses are doing to turn trash into treasure.
At the core of any community composting program is the principle of using previously wasted resources as community assets and reinvesting them back into the community that created them.
About half of the food wasted in the UK is wasted in the supply chain, before it even gets to the shopping basket – about 7 million tonnes of it. That’s more than enough to end UK food poverty.
Excess fresh food is being provided to patients in the University of Vermont Medical Center’s methadone clinic. This keeps the extra food from being wasted!
It may seem counter intuitive, but the greatest single tool we have to reconnect to our soils is this waste itself.