Save Food Cut Waste is a ground-up movement to educate people, organisations and businesses in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and to encourage them to take action in reducing food waste.
We are looking for volunteers to help out on the campaign website and events from Oct to Dec. Here’s the good people we are looking for:
1) Content Writers: Interview stakeholders on food waste and write tips on reducing food waste
2) Photographers and Videographers: Record interviews with stakeholders, and show problems or solutions on food waste through images and videos
3) Graphic Designers: Design and layout for web and print
4) Ambassadors: Helping out at events and talks to spread the message on food waste
If you are interested to volunteer, please fill up this form. Thanks and look forward to working together in reducing food waste in Singapore!
In 2010, Singapore threw away 0.64 million tonnes of food waste and only 16% was recycled. This means that on average, each person in Singapore generated about 126kg of food waste a year. This is common throughout the world and according to a 2011 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 1.3 billion tonnes or one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted.
Food waste has several environmental and social impacts, and represents a waste of resources used in food production, distribution and disposal, such as land, water, energy, fertilisers, labour and capital, and produces unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions leading to climate change. The food wasted could be used to feed the poor and the nearly one billion malnourished people in the world.
To tackle this problem of food waste, we are thinking of organising a campaign to reduce food waste in Singapore. The campaign would aim to help consumers, households, food outlets, retailers, caterers, food distributors, and food manufacturers in Singapore understand the environmental and social impacts of our food cycle, and take actions to reduce, redistribute and recycle food waste in Singapore.
We are still in the process of conceptualising the campaign and trying to get sponsors, and will share more about the campaign later. Meanwhile, if you have any ideas and suggestions, do share them with us. Thanks!
Update: More info on the campaign – Save Food Cut Waste