Posts Tagged ‘Waste’

The throwaway culture spreading waste worldwide

Monday, March 20th, 2017

In 2003, I was told by a restaurant owner on a Thai island that local fishermen used to wrap their lunch in banana leaves, which they would then casually toss overboard when done. That was OK, because the leaves decayed and the fish ate the scraps. But in the past decade, he said, while plastic Read more

Soup Kitchen welcomes ‘Good Samaritan’ clause in Food Bill

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen manager Nance Thomson reacted positively to the news the Government is moving to allow supermarkets and restaurants to be more able to donate perishable food. “Our guests will benefit significantly from the change in law”,  she told CathNews. “Our chefs are very creative but will welcome the opportunity to offer Read more

One-third of world’s food is wasted

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation reported last week that one-third of the world’s food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. The organisation pointed the finger of blame at inefficiencies through the food supply chain. Industrialised and developing countries consistently waste or lose around 660m tonnes each year, with rich countries wasting 222m tonnes. Read more