Reduce Food Waste

One third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted globally (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, 2013). When food is wasted, both food and money are lost. Also, energy, water and other resources that have been used to produce the food are wasted.

Encourage donation of food by legalizing donation of safe food with good intentions and establishing food donation programs.

Educate residents to make purchasing decisions that reduce food waste.

Encourage citizen-led food waste reduction initiatives.

Support global and regional food waste reduction initiatives.

Provide information for citizens in multiple languages.