I would like to contribute to FFF (Fridays for Future) in my own way: by sharing one concrete action per week that YOU can do, and which I have done, for combating climate change.
FFF week 11: Reduce food waste
WHY: An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally each year, one third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The amount of food lost or wasted costs 2.6 trillion USD annually and is more than enough to feed all the 815 million hungry people in the world – four times over. About 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year are due to food loss and waste
Food waste has also always been a big issue for me personally, which I’m constantly fighting. With a hectic life style, I often don’t plan my meals well enough, which results again in food going bad before I have had time to use it. This is of course not okay, in any way, and I’m really struggling to get better on this point.
WHAT CAN I DO: Shop smartly, don’t buy more food than you can eat. Store correctly. Don’t be a perfectionist (looking for the perfect apple in the store or throwing away food when it doesn’t look perfect anymore). You can forinstance use “not so pretty fruit” for smoothies. If you eat eggs: eat the yolk. You can both save money by looking for food that is “soon going off” in shops, and help reduce food waste at the same time. Link to a list of tips to reduce food waste is in my bio. Moreover you can inform yourself and participate in the online events organised by “Stop food waste day” on Wednesday the 28th of April. (Link below)
|Cecilia Damström in Bamberg 2021
P.S. Vegan dark chocolate gelato!