Food Waste

Food waste has become a worldwide epidemic! Not many consumers realise just how much food they actaully waste on a daily basis and it is casuing a large number of issues.

Check out my food waste journal: Here

More than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted! Food waste in New Zealand is even more shocking than you could imagine.

Food Waste is New Zealand's $872,000,000 Scandal

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Food waste is costing everyone a lot of money, and a lot of resources

Food waste is filling up our landfills. Food waste is the single largest component sent to landfills, and its taking a huge toll on the environment.

The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 bllion tons of greenhouse gases. Food waste in landfills produces a significant source of methane- a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

Produced but uneaten food also occupies almost 1.4 billion hectares of land; representing nearly 30 percent of the world's agricultural land area and uses up 25 percent of the world's freshwater.

We cannot allow one-third of all the food we product to go to waste, when 870 million people go hungry every day...

New Zealand's Shocking Statistics:

Despite being a small nation, New Zealand's food waste could feed almost 300,000 people for a year.

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Why Should We Care?

The food waste epidemic causes many problems. Through reducing our food waste these issues can be combatted:

1. Reducing world hunger

2. Reducing environmental degradation

3. Reducing economic losses

There are lots of ways you can reduce your food waste. Check out my tips below!


For more information about food waste in New Zealand check out Love Food, Hate Waste New Zealand: Here

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