Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change. In fact, it contributes a staggering 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
That’s food that goes unsold or otherwise unused in supermarkets and restaurants, and all the stuff we buy and which goes uneaten. It is all fuelling the climate crisis, exacerbating the greatest and most urgent challenge facing humanity.
Food is a precious resource; it is only by working together that we can prevent it being needlessly wasted and protect the planet. That’s why we encourage everyone to do something to mark Food Waste Action Week, from citizens to partners and other organisations – you can get involved right now.