NEA to launch campaign to get people to cut food waste [News]

November 21, 2015 by  
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By Loke Kok Fai, Channel NewsAsia, 20 Nov 2015

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is launching a campaign next week to get people to cut food waste.

This comes on the back of a study by NEA and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) which showed that many people in Singapore are not comfortable with wasting food. However, the study also found that the biggest reason Singaporeans choose to cut down food waste is not to save the environment, but the pocket.

In 2014, consumers threw away 687,200 tonnes of food.

According to the study, eight in 10 respondents felt bothered about throwing away uneaten food, while 90 per cent of them felt that it was a waste of money. Concern for the environment “came a close second”, said NEA and AVA.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

New Campaign to Reduce Food Waste in Singapore

November 6, 2012 by  
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Educating individuals and businesses on the impacts of food waste and helping them take action

Singapore, 5 Nov 2012 – Save Food Cut Waste is the first campaign in Singapore targeting the reduction of food waste. It is a ground-up movement educating individuals, businesses and organisations in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and encouraging everyone to take action in reducing food waste.

Impacts of Food Waste

According to the Global Food Losses and Food Waste report published in 2011 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 1.3 billion tonnes or one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from production to consumption. Read more

Save Food Cut Waste

October 10, 2012 by  
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Are you wasting food? What’s the impact of food waste? Looking for tips to reduce food waste? Want to learn recipes to cook leftovers?

Save Food Cut Waste is a ground-up movement to educate people, organisations and businesses in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and to encourage them to take action in reducing food waste.

We are starting the campaign in Nov. Meanwhile, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Or receive latest updates, tips and recipes by subscribing to our newsletter!

We are looking for volunteers to help out on the campaign website and events from Oct to Dec. Here’s the good people we are looking for:

1) Content Writers: Interview stakeholders on food waste and write tips on reducing food waste

2) Photographers and Videographers: Record interviews with stakeholders, and show problems or solutions on food waste through images and videos

3) Graphic Designers: Design and layout for web and print

4) Ambassadors: Helping out at events and talks to spread the message on food waste

If you are interested to volunteer, please fill up this form. Thanks and look forward to working together in reducing food waste in Singapore!