It is high time for us to get a grip on the waste of resources in our food supply. It is therefore to be welcomed that a number of operators in the food sector and the relevant government authorities have started to cooperate in order to halve food wastage by 2030, so that they write in their op-ed.
my research is on the impact on the environment, I, as a consumer, by the numbers. This is why I have included, the focus is on measuring and reporting what and how much of it is actually being disposed at a different level. Oddly enough, there is a lack of reliable data, at the same time, the general public, policy makers and the business community seem to agree that the problem is huge and needs to be addressed. Without the data, we neither know how big the problem is, and how it should be fixed, or if we have reached our goal.
It is important that both decision-makers and the general public are given a clear and fair picture of the matsvinnets significance when compared with the food choices and other factors that will determine the impact on the environment. Here I would like to highlight a few points on which the new partnership will hopefully improve the current state of knowledge.
1 , Strip the waste, and the waste. : the environmental protection agency's statistics show that food waste in Sweden in the year 2018, 133 kg per capita, of which 95 kg, which is about 70 percent were thrown away in the household. These figures sound really great, more than a pound of food waste per day for a family of four, but it must be borne in mind that a lot of food waste is ”food” in its everyday meaning. Food waste includes, in addition to the meatballs, and breads, such as potato and citrus peel, coffee grounds, are animal remains, rind and bones. A certain proportion of the waste could have been eaten at some point, and this is what we refer to as the food waste. The boundary between food waste and the so-called ”unavoidable” food waste is a culturally-determined, and can tolerate, of course, is to be discussed, but, according to the environmental protection agency is a more than 50 per cent of household waste to the so-called inevitable.
2 , Indicate what is to be discarded, not how many pounds.
3. makes clear what the numbers actually mean. is just as important as the actual numbers are a, a detailed description of what is actually measured is the Case it is dry or wet weight? Include the tendons and the bones, in the category of meats? How has the boundary been drawn between unavoidable waste, and food waste? The more details recorded, the more relevant the analysis.
4. Elaborate on the goal.