Working Together for a Brighter Future
October 29, 2020
Waste Food Disposal Farm Feed, Excess Unsold Food Products De-Packaging, Recycling
One of the very few positive things about lockdown has been the reduction in food waste, as people have rethought what they do day to day. Being at home and eating meals together is one of the ways that has reduced food waste by a third. Leftovers have been used more often, and shopping lists have usually contained only what’s needed.
It’s no secret that food production is big business, and we are encouraged to buy, buy, buy resulting in 4.5 million tonnes of food waste per year in the UK. Food production activity uses vast amounts of fuel, energy and water, generating 30% of the world’s CO₂e greenhouse gas levels. Imports from countries like Kenya, Greece and Egypt are extensive too, with resources amounting to production of CO₂e equalling 4.6 million return flights from London to Perth.
When you look at it like that it’s a no brainer to keep waste to a minimum. In fact they say that one day of not wasting food at home would be equal to taking 14,000 cars off the road. Just take the humble lettuce, it’s a fact that 86.000 of these nutritious salad items are wasted each day in the UK.
Thankfully there are many companies nowadays, who are concerned with making their businesses as green as possible, not only specialists like Waste Food Solutions, but companies like ABC Macintosh. As suppliers of highly effective fire fighting chemicals, ABC strive to use environmentally friendly solutions wherever possible. Their chemicals are incredibly functional, safe and ensure that damage to surroundings is minimal.
It’s great to see this kind of responsible attitude and approach, which is at the end of the day, working towards a sustainable future for all of us.