It’s European Week for Waste Reduction
– a great initiative aiming to raise attention on waste related issues and to encourage people acting consciously. Waste – especially food waste – is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also strains the environment and natural resources.
Many studies proof this serious grievance:
Household waste has doubled since 1970 and stayed at a high level for 15 years. For instance in 2011, 500 kg of waste were generated per person in the EU Member States (Eurostat).
Around 88 million tons of food are wasted annually in the EU, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros (FUSIONS, 2016).
That is why we have to remind ourselves of the value of natural resources and think of ways to reduce waste arising. Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material. The “3Rs” represent the options which should be considered first when elaborating a waste management strategy. As we at Wessanen want to contribute to a greener future, waste and its reduction is an important issue for us as well. We want to use this occasion to talk about our challenges when it comes to waste related to our supply chain and product packaging. Additionally, we will also take a look at how everyone of us can reduce food waste in daily life