Ever wondered what happens to things you throw “away”, be it a banana peel, an expired can of beans, yesterday’s newspapers, or an old piece of furniture?
Garbage is not waste, it is simply raw materials in the wrong place!
And what if someone asks you to picture where greenhouse gases come from, images of smoggy traffic jams or billowing smokestacks are likely to spring to mind. But your dinner? Probably not so much!
Food waste should be a relatively small issue, right? Except that we needlessly waste food on such a massive scale that it adds up to a global problem.
Did you know that around 70% of waste is composed of food items?
According to a recent study done by the University of California, “around 7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from food waste worldwide. To put that in perspective; if all the world’s food waste came together and formed a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind China and the US.”