Food Waste and our Environment – HOW You can FOGO TOO!
Food Waste and our Environment
When we waste food we also waste all of the resources, fuel, energy and water, which were used to produce the food and to get the food to us.
Did you know organic waste in the general waste bin contributes directly to climate change?
When food waste is thrown away and sent to landfill, together with other organics materials it becomes the main contributor to the generation of methane – a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide in its impact on climate change.
What is Food Waste?
- ‘Unavoidable’ food waste is vegetable and fruit peelings, plate scrapings like bone and fat, tea bags and similar items
- ‘Avoidable’ food waste is food that is wasted when we
- Buy too much
- Cook too much
- Or store food incorrectly
HOW you can FOGO TOO ?
Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) is the new term for disposing of food waste and green organics materials in the green organics bin, retaining this material so that it can be processed into valuable mulch and compost and returned to the soil.