Brits will throw away a huge 275,613 tonnes of waste every year. Food and drink packaging tips the scales for the most waste, with over 1490,000 tonnes being binned, whilst 50,544 tonnes of food is wasted every festive season.
The whole zero waste movement is a relatively new phenomenon but it’s one that is greatly welcomed. As citizens of our planet, it is fundamental that we understand that our behaviours every single day can have repercussions for the environment. If we take control and even try to amend our ways one step at a time eg ditch the disposable coffee cups, it can make a difference especially for the future and for our kids.
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Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. no trash is sent to landfills and incinerators.
Food that is produced and never eaten is a truly needless and avoidable form of waste. Because many people forget the value of food, they perhaps don’t realise how much they throw away every day. Any improvements to the efficacy of the food supply chain are incredibly important.
If you’re passionate about the environment, it’s likely that you’ve looked for places in your life where you could reduce your waste. Whether you’re a business owner running a sustainable restaurant or you’re a stay-at-home parent looking to reduce waste, there are opportunities all around us to make the planet a little greener.