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Let’s fight food waste to save the planet !

Did you know that every day, over a billion meals are wasted worldwide? That’s enormous, especially when millions of people suffer from hunger. But fortunately, actions are being taken to combat this waste and protect our planet!

Did you know that every day, over a billion meals are thrown away worldwide? That’s what a new UN report reveals, published on the occasion of International Zero Waste Day. While nearly a third of humanity doesn’t know if they’ll have enough to eat each day, it’s shocking to see so much food going to waste.

According to this report, in 2022, a staggering 1.05 billion tons of food waste were generated, equivalent to 132 kilograms per person. Imagine: that’s nearly a fifth of all food available to consumers! And this waste not only impacts our stomachs but also our planet.

Food waste is a major problem for our environment. It contributes to climate change, loss of biodiversity, and pollution. That’s why it’s crucial to take action to address it. Fortunately, actions are being taken around the world to combat this scourge.

In 2022, 60% of food waste came from households, while 28% came from food services, and 12% from retail. To reduce this waste, every gesture counts. For example, instead of throwing away food scraps, they can be composted. Composting turns food waste into natural fertilizer for plants!

Many countries are implementing strategies to reduce food waste. Some, like Japan and the United Kingdom, have already successfully reduced their waste significantly. But there’s still much to be done. Each of us can contribute to this fight by adopting more responsible eating habits.

It’s important to remember that food waste is not just a problem for wealthy countries. Even in the poorest countries, food waste is a reality. That’s why it’s essential to raise awareness about this issue and work together to address it.

Together, we can make a difference! By reducing food waste, we protect our planet, preserve our natural resources, and help those who need it most. So, the next time you throw away food, think about all the people who could benefit from it. And remember: every small action counts to save our planet!

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