Check out PM’s Facebook post about food waste below!
Last year, Singapore’s food waste amounted to more than 800,000 tonnes – a staggering amount. National Environment Agency (NEA) tells me food waste makes up half of household waste. And more than half of this wastage is avoidable – roughly equivalent to households throwing away one 2.5kg bag of rice, every week!
This is why I’m glad to see people stepping up not just to cut waste, but to make it easier for Singaporeans to take part. SG Food Rescue collects surplus vegetables from wholesalers to redistribute to those who need them. Unpackt is a packaging-free grocery store that encourages customers to bring their own containers, to avoid plastic waste.
Becoming eco-conscious can start from a simple change of habits. There’s no better time to start than now: 2018 is our Year of Climate Action. Becoming a zero-waste nation will help us become a #sustainable Singapore. Each of us must do what we can to reduce waste. – LHL
Source: PM Lee Hsien Loong Facebook page