Zero Food Waste - Create awareness and take action

Zero Food Waste - Create awareness and take action

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Responsible consumption and production and

Why this petition matters

Create awareness and learn the possible ways to be responsible for consumption and production in our community.

Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these eleven targets to create action for responsible consumption and production.

By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

Only five percent of food is composted in the US and as a result, uneaten food is the single largest component of municipal solid waste. In landfills, food gradually breaks down to form methane, a greenhouse gas that’s up to times more powerful than carbon dioxide. According to a report from the UK-based organization WRAP, if food were removed from UK landfills, the greenhouse gas abatement would be equivalent to removing one-fifth of all the cars in the UK from the road.

Consumer food waste also has serious implications for energy usage. A study by the consulting group McKinsey found that, on average, household food losses are responsible for eight times the energy waste of farm-level food losses due to the energy used along the food supply chain and in preparation.

In addition, food waste is responsible for more than 25 percent of all freshwater consumption in the US each year and is among the leading causes of freshwater pollution. Given all the resources demanded food production, it is worth our while to make sure that the food we produce is not wasted.





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