Food waste 101 - Let’s Get Facts Straight!

Every year, Singapore sees hundreds of thousands of tonnes of food going to waste. According to the National Environment Agency, the country wasted approximately 790,000 tonnes of food in 2014. During Chinese New Year, this further increases by up to 20 per cent.

While food wastage is inevitable, there are measures that Singaporean users (both corporate and individual ones) can take to minimise wastage. Recycling efforts is one such measure which woefully, is at only 13%! This ought to increase if national goals of 70% recycling rates are to be met with by 2030.

Economic consequences of food wastage aside what this also means is that these patterns have significant negative impacts on climate, water, land use and biodiversity. Singapore, an island city-state with limited natural resources must do everything it can to preserve these resources.

So what can my company do about it, you might wonder?

A great first step would understand the problem, the ecosystem in which it exists and learning of existing solutions and hopefully, collaborating with like-minded entities to be part of the solution to our national problem.

Participants will learn:

  • About the State of play of Food Waste globally and in Singapore
  • Why must companies think about food wastage?
  • How and what can companies do to help reduce food waste
  • About the benefits of companies who reduce food waste

Join us to also meet other stakeholders, solution providers and learn from companies that have implemented solutions!

Event Agenda

2.30 pm Opening Address

2.35 pm Global Food Wastage Scenario

2.45 pm Singapore’s food wastage Scenario

2.55 pm Perspectives: Solutions to reduce food wastage

3.05 pm Perspectives: Solutions on food waste recycling

3.15 pm Panel Discussion

4.00 pm Networking Tea Reception

5.00 pm End

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