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Chooseday 12th March- Choose Sustainability!

Good Morning,

Happy Chooseday!

♻️ Today, we're diving deep into the world of sustainability... shining a spotlight on an issue that affects us all: food waste. Did you know that food waste is responsible for generating 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions? That's a staggering figure, isn't it?

If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of GHGs after China and the US! (IFCO,2023) 

So why should reducing food waste be a priority, you ask? Well, let's break it down. Aside from the obvious environmental impact, reducing food waste is a win-win scenario. Halving food waste could help meet the nutrition demands of our growing population while minimizing the negative environmental effects of agriculture. 🌱

Moreover, reducing food waste means dealing less with food disposal at the end, which is crucial considering that landfills of food waste are a major source of methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

🌎 By prioritizing food waste reduction, we're not only helping to mitigate climate change but also creating a more sustainable food system that benefits both people and the planet.

 Source: SDG Target 12.3 on Food Loss and Waste: 2023 Progress Report

By making simple changes in our daily lives, such as meal planning, buying only what we need, and properly storing food to prevent spoilage, we can reduce our own food waste and contribute to a more sustainable future.

💡 Additionally, supporting initiatives that address food waste, such as food rescue organizations or composting programs, can also make a significant impact at the community level.

Here are a list of charities making a real difference by rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to those in need, reducing food waste and alleviating hunger in our communities:

By supporting these initiatives, we're not only reducing our environmental footprint but also creating a more equitable and sustainable food system for all.

So, as we celebrate Chooseday today, let's make a conscious choice to prioritize sustainability and take action to reduce food waste. 🌟 Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

From your friendly-neighborhood sustainability advocates,

the GoodCompany team.

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