Today marks the start of Food Waste Action Week. Run by WRAP, the goals of the campaign are to increase public awareness of the environmental consequences of food waste and to encourage positive change.
So, what are the environmental consequences of food waste? According to the United Nations, if food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd highest emitter of greenhouse gasses globally, after North America and China. These unnecessary extra greenhouse gasses contribute further to climate change.
“The climate crisis remains one of the biggest and most urgent challenges facing humanity. Wasted food has a significant contribution to climate change, and is something we need to address together… to make wasting food a thing of the past.” Marcus Gover, CEO of WRAP
The campaign is backed by celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain and widely supported by environmental charities, all urging people to throw less food in the bin.
We will be supporting this campaign with helpful ways to reduce your household food waste throughout the week. Furthermore, we remain committed to recycling food waste to produce green energy and biofertiliser. We strive everyday to make a positive impact on the global environment we all share and to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint and send zero to landfill.