Five Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Five Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Food waste is both an environmental and economic global issue.  Resources, like energy, water, land, labour, financial capital go into producing food however, around 1/3 - amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - of all food produced annually for human consumption gets wasted/lost. Food waste occurs at all stages of the supply chain but in 2015, 7.3 m tonnes of food went to waste in households.

Other than simply eating all of the food you buy, here are five ways for you to reduce your household food waste.

What is Fast Fashion?

What is Fast Fashion?

Fast fashion is associated with disposable fashion.  In many cases, the pieces purchased are no longer ‘in style’ and thus end up at the back of a closet, never to be used again. These soon end up in the bin,  get sold at prices as low as 99p on eBay or get donated to charity shops. From the bin, these pile up in landfill.

Our Waste Problem

Our Waste Problem

We have a waste problem.  According to the World Bank, global solid waste generation is increasing from more than 3.5 million tonnes per day in 2010 to more than 6 million tonnes per day by 2025.

Your Diet & Climate Change

Your Diet & Climate Change

“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. (…) Avoiding consumption of animal products delivers far better environmental benefits than trying to purchase sustainable meat and dairy.”

The Veganism Movement

The Veganism Movement

This movement has emerged recently and went viral amongst the youth but is not new. The philosophy of ethical vegans lies primarily in refusing to view animals as a commodity that humans can use and take advantage of freely. It is viewed as animal exploitation and cruelty. Thus, they do not just abstain from eating animal-products; they completely steer clear from using animals for any purpose, like wearing fur, leather or testing products (make up, cosmetics, etc..) on animals. Basically any activity that could harm a creature is considered against vegan ethics.

Ethical Animal Sanctuaries?

Ethical Animal Sanctuaries?

What is Ethical Wildlife Tourism and Why is it Famous in South-East Asia? Asia is one of the continents that is a home for a diverse range of many, many animals. Due to its geographical history, temperature, topography, altitude and rainfall variations, this continent is rich with the most endangered species of both animals, birds […]