3 things you can do today on food waste

February 12, 2015 by  
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Singapore generated almost 800 million kg of food waste in 2013, and only 13% of it was recycled. We can all play a part in understanding the issues and reducing food waste. Here’s 3 things you can do today:

1) Watch this video by Channel NewsAsia Connect to understand the food waste problem in Singapore.

2) Visit our Save Food Cut Waste website to find out how individuals and households can play a part in reducing food waste in our daily lives and at home. Follow the tips and start reducing food waste along our food cycle.

3) We are working with NUS students from the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme to conduct a survey to understand consumer’s attitudes towards food waste in the food and beverage (F&B) sector in Singapore. We hope to show the survey results to the F&B companies in order to nudge them to reduce food waste.

Pls help to participate in this short survey at http://bit.ly/16PURlm. Thanks much!

What Businesses Can Learn From The TÜV SÜD Green Gauge 2010

January 11, 2011 by  
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A new research study by TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific on the attitudes of consumers and businesses toward green products and services, provides insights for businesses in Singapore.

The research study, called the TÜV SÜD Green Gauge 2010, was conducted in China, India and Singapore. It included an online survey of more than 2,600 consumers who are decision makers in the purchase of products and services in 3 sectors: home electronics, food and beverage, and clothing and footwear. The study also included telephone interviews with over 450 management-level employees in businesses that operate in the 3 sectors.

The key findings for Singapore show that:

Majority of consumers and businesses in Singapore are interested in and increasingly aware of green issues.

The results show that 94% of consumers and 91% of companies are somewhat or very interested in green issues. Climate change was cited as the most pressing global green issue. In addition, 91% of consumers and 71% of companies said that the awareness of green issues somewhat or substantially increased in the past 5 years, and 81% of consumers and 69% of companies said that green issues will become increasingly prominent in the next 5 years. Read more