Though most individuals are conscious of the significance of eliminating meals waste at house, numerous folks proceed to waste it.
Individuals are conscious of the issue of meals waste worldwide, however they proceed to discard meals that can be utilized. That is the primary discovering of a worldwide research carried out by YouGov and commissioned by the optimistic affect firm Too Good To Go.
The outcomes of the research had been launched this Monday on the Worldwide Meals Loss and Waste Consciousness Day, based mostly on the responses of greater than 17,824 respondents in 12 international locations, together with Portugal.
The report identified that solely 37% of the respondents stated they knew that decreasing meals waste was some of the efficient methods to fight local weather change, and so they answered that they didn’t waste any meals.
However 55% of the respondents admitted that they nonetheless waste some type of meals, and 22% of them suppose the amount is simply too small to be value utilizing.
In Portugal, 41% of respondents stated they’d not waste meals, however 35% of respondents globally stated they’d. Already 72% of Portuguese respondents stated they know that the primary resolution to local weather change is to cut back meals waste.
Portuguese households with youngsters underneath six months are the least involved group on this matter: solely 8% answered that they don’t waste.
For Too Good To Go, nation supervisor Madalena Rugeroni in Portugal and Spain, these outcomes led us to conclude that “family meals waste didn’t occur deliberately” and that it was “the results of small actions, clearly irrelevant”, however for “ We deserve extra consideration.”
The official additionally recalled that to resolve this drawback, producers and the federal government should take a proactive angle. In his opinion, meals producers all around the world ought to make the shelf life label clearer. In flip, the federal government should specify “particular meals waste discount objectives” in its carbon emission discount plan.
With a view to maintain our planet throughout the international temperature rise beneath 2°C by 2100, it’s obligatory to cut back meals waste by 50% by 2050.
Too Good To Go is an utility launched in 16 international locations/areas that enables meals corporations to promote surplus merchandise to potential clients. This market already has almost 45 million customers, of which 900,000 are in Portugal.