Food, precious food!
Over 3000 tons of food wastes each day are sent to the landfill creating critical environmental problem and out of which, over 50% of them are edible food, including vegetables, fruits or unsalable items from food retailers and wholesaler and even households.
Most of the vegetables are thrown away because they might not be “attractive” enough to our increasingly picky customers. Others are disposed of because they could not find enough storage space or simply not appealing to customers for purchase.
Meanwhile however, there are an increasing number of people who cannot afford to have a decent meal a day. This is especially true when looking at the double digit inflation rate on food product in the recent months. Under such situation, the marginalized and those living on social subsidies find it hard to spare any extra money on food.
Food dumped to the landfill!
Over 2700 tons per day, or nearly 1 million tons of food a year are wasted and 98% of them are directly sent to the landfill, accounting for almost one-third of the landfill.
It is estimated that the 3 existing landfill sites will burst to seams by 2015!
We need to find creative ways to alleviate the burden on earth and our environment and hence, Food Recycling Scheme.