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The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic)

The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt.

The UKDebt Advisory Centre has created this infographic to highlight how much could be saved with less waste; this could go some way to reducing debt levels for families – and cutting food wastage too.


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The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites

The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.

Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.

In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12million tons of 'green' waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.

 


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What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management

A very good article from Dan Hoornweg on the What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management report that released two weeks ago from the World Bank.

Very briefly, the report examines and summarises the increasingly difficult and complex problem of waste.

Our cities generate enormous amounts of waste, and they’re just getting started – volumes will likely to increase beyond 2100, and we should plan for about a peak volume, four times what we have today. In today’s dollars, annual waste management costs will eventually exceed $1 trillion, and this cost is almost entirely borne by cities (this amount, for example, eclipses any sort of financial contributions to deal with climate change now being discussed within UNFCCC negotiations). Clearly we have a problem. But why is this particularly relevant to the climate change community?

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The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites

The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.

Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.

In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12million tons of 'green' waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.

 


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Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting

Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sustainable America has created the following infographic to show how food is wasted and lost around the world, and what can be done about it.

 

Food waste and food security are serious problems, but there are current solutions and ways you can help. Read on to learn more, and stay tuned for our next blog post, which will delve deeper into some of the points made by Lappe and Nierenberg in the Wall Street Journal piece.


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Creativity Angel's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 AM
Insects are the solution, more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day.
Creativity Angel's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:31 AM

Insects are the solution. Western people has to use to know that more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day and they are the most effective food.

Mercor's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:45 AM

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