How Much Food Do You Waste In Singapore?

October 14, 2015 by  
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October. This year, we would like to remember World Food Day by spreading awareness and action on food waste reduction.

Together with Helpling, an online platform that connects you to cleaners, Zero Waste SG has created this infographic to show you how much food we waste in Singapore.

How much food do you waste in Singapore

Now that you understand how much food we waste in Singapore, the next step is for you to play a part in reducing food waste in your daily life and at home. Simply follow the 8 tips below and start reducing food waste!

1) Learn About Food Sources

Learn about where your food comes from and understand how farmers toil to produce your food. This would help you better appreciate the food you eat and thus waste less food.

2) Grow Your Own Food

Grow your own food in Singapore to better appreciate your food and waste less. This would also help to reduce the food wastage during transportation and storage, the resources spent, and carbon emissions generated from importing food.

3) Plan What To Buy

Before you go shopping for food, plan what to buy using a shopping list. This would help you avoid buying more food than you need.

4) Store And Handle Food Properly

Store and handle your food properly at home to help you keep food longer without spoilage, and thus reduce food wastage.

5) Cook And Order Just Enough

Choose the right food portions and cook just enough food. Also order just enough food, thus avoiding food waste and saving money.

6) Cook Your Leftover Food

Keep and cook your leftover food instead of throwing them away, thus helping to reduce food wastage at home.

7) Start Food Composting

Try composting your fruit and vegetable scraps at home or in the community garden, and produce compost for gardening.

8) Make Garbage Enzyme

Make garbage enzyme from your fruit and vegetable scraps, and use it for cleaning purposes.

Finally, sign the pledge to Save Food Cut Waste in Singapore, and share this post with your friends and encourage them to reduce food waste together!

Infographic credit: Helpling

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!

Save Food Cut Waste

October 10, 2012 by  
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Are you wasting food? What’s the impact of food waste? Looking for tips to reduce food waste? Want to learn recipes to cook leftovers?

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 starting the campaign in Nov. Meanwhile, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Or receive latest updates, tips and recipes by subscribing to our newsletter!

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!