First Belgian week against food waste to start next Monday

Under the slogan '7 Days Without Wasting', the first Belgian week against food waste is set to take off next Monday. The action is an initiative of Too Good To Go, an app against food waste.

September 29 is the International Day concerning food loss and food waste. "In Belgium, as much as 345 kg of food per capita is wasted every year, making our country the second worst student in the European class after the Netherlands", the company notes. "Food waste accounts for 10 percent of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest polluter, after China and the United States."

Redusing food waste "has a positive impact on the well-being of our planet and at the same time allows people to make serious savings".

Reducing food waste is therefore an important part of the fight against climate change. Families can also do their bit, as it is estimated that about half of all food waste happens there. "By launching these '7 Days Without Wasting', we hope that as many people as possible will realise that by adopting new and simple habits they can significantly reduce their food waste, which has a positive impact on the well-being of our planet and at the same time allows them to make serious savings", said Sien Van den broeke, Societal Impact Manager at Too Good To Go Belgium, in a press release.

During food waste week - from 26 September to 2 October - participants will be challenged to combat food waste by adopting new habits. Among other things, they will be given tips and recipes to do so. Registration is possible on the Too Good To Go website. Through the app, traders can sell their surplus fresh food to consumers at lowered prices instead of throwing it away.




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