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[Living Green] [Fun Environmental Stories through Numbers] What is the way to reduce 1.3 billion tons of waste?

by Eco Generation | 05-09-2017 09:02 Comments 2 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



What is the way to reduce 1.3 billion tons of waste? Everyday, do we eat all of our food without leaving any leftovers? 1.3 billion tons, which is 1/3 of the food produced in the world, becomes food waste. The amount of food waste thrown away in developed countris is similar to the amount of food produced in Africa. 222 million tons of annual amount of food waste of developed countries vs. 230 million tons of annual amount of food produced in African Sahara The bulk of food waste is incinerated. The amount of greenhouse gases emitted amounts to 8.85 million tons. This is equivalent to the greenhouse gases emitted when 1,000 cars cirble the earth approximately 2,000 times. How can we solve the problem of food waste? 95% food waste can be convereted to compost. However, if the levels of moisture and salinity are high, we cannot easily change food waste into compost! How can we solve the problem of food waste? Food waste can also be transformed into energy. 500 tons of food waste per day produces 25,000m3 of biogas. But this process is costly and can damage the environment! What is the best wat to solve the problem of food waste? Reduce the occurrences of food waste! A method of reducing food waste is requiring payment of a fee accrding to the amount of waste thrown away. Share left over food! In many areas of Germany, there are interesting Now you can also join the for further learning, please read <The Atlas of World Hunger> and visit www.thinkeatsave.org.

2 Comments

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Being born on developing country, we are lucky that we have enough food to eat through out the year. lucky me. what about those who have scarce and do not get good meal through out the year, Remember them and don't waste the food.
    Posted 13-01-2019 02:25

Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

  • Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas says :
    There are a lot of food waste in this world. I myself always eat what I can finish. It is also common for me to remind my friends to finish their food. I will always ask them, how many people can't eat out there? Which I will continue to say, we are lucky that we are able to eat so don't waste food.
    Posted 23-09-2017 22:30

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