為何食德好|why?

粒粒皆辛苦

2008年全球陷入糧食危機,香港的糧油食品價格飛漲,加上貧富的差距,令不能負擔食物的人數上升。有食物銀行指出,需要服務的人數由2003年開辦時的300多人,躍升至2008年已超過1000人。

看看問題的另一面,港人每天浪費食物多達2700噸;超級市場約佔50%,主要因為食物快將過期而被丟棄,或是因為加工要求外表「完美」,形狀及顏色相同等,不合要求而被丟掉。另外,家居消費者所購買的食物亦有約三分一會被丟棄,原因是他們購買過量食物,積存太久過期而被丟棄。

農夫辛辛苦苦生產的食物中,竟有30至40%是被丟掉的。我們是否以為食物很便宜,可垂手可得,可任意浪費?


丟掉的食物那裏去?

現時香港每天浪費的食物多達2700噸,即每年約100萬噸,98%會被送往堆填區,相等於運往堆填區廢物總數的三分一。

估計到2015年,全港三個堆填區將會飽和!

所以,我們籌劃了「食德好」食物回收計劃,作為減輕土地和社會負擔的一個嘗試。


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.

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