Too much food is thrown away. There are things you can do to help.
Food waste is putting a strain on the environment, but people can make small changes at home to help, recent research shows.
Free bagged lunches are ready for distribution at a public school in Fayette, Miss., on March 3, 2021.
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A recent survey finds that the pandemic made it harder for many US households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
Wasting food feeds climate change but relatively small changes can make a big difference. Here are 6 to try.
A human rights-based approach to food production will have environmental, social and economic benefits.
The hidden costs of industrial food production include immense health and environmental impacts. These include millions of deaths, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.
Reusable containers may have to be reused many times to offset their negative environmental impacts - improving recycling infrastructure could be the answer.
The food waste households create could be turned into a source of sustainable energy.
Biogas is often overlooked as a source of renewable energy, but it could be a solution to dealing with the 9.5 million tonnes of food waste created by the UK every year.
Food waste is responsible for 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Americans throw away around $5.89 billion worth of frozen food a year.
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Scientists are looking for safe new ways to prevent ice from damaging food in frozen storage, which costs consumers billions of dollars a year in wasted food.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
New processed food products might contain what would otherwise be waste from other foods.
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The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
An Ontario pilot project showcases a circular food model that results in delicious food produced via regenerative agriculture practices.
There are many hard lessons learned from the pandemic; one is that our food system needs a serious reboot. Luckily, we need only look to nature’s cycles for clues on how to fix it.
With more people composting due to environmental concerns or council programs, they need to know how to do it right.
Buddhist literature is used for teaching children about environmental issues in Taiwan.
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Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Compost awaiting distribution at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s Rancho Las Virgenes compost facility, Calabasas, Calif.
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
Rubbish piling up in Bristol, March 31 2020.
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Lockdown has exposed real problems with the circular economy which urgently need to be addressed.
Even on ‘Mars’, humans waste food. And some types of food are more likely to end up in the bin than others.
Garbage in New York’s subway system offers easy meals for rats.
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Climate change, globalization and concerns about rat poison soon could drive rat infestations to levels not seen in centuries. One way to curb them is getting humans to stop wasting food.
Indonesia’s target to be waste-free by 2035 needs to include food waste from households.
Waste-free by 2035 in Indonesia is doable through three strategies to reduce food waste.
Melbourne is one Australian city that’s moving to improve its waste management and reduce its reliance on trucks to collect waste.
Cities around the world are struggling to manage their mountains of waste. We can use the Internet of Things for smart waste systems that collect, sort, reuse and recycle most of what is thrown out.
Household actions lead to changes in collective behaviour and are an essential part of social movements.
Households generate a large share of national greenhouse gas emissions and can take steps to reduce them.