NEA to launch campaign to get people to cut food waste [News]
By Loke Kok Fai, Channel NewsAsia, 20 Nov 2015
The National Environment Agency (NEA) is launching a campaign next week to get people to cut food waste.
This comes on the back of a study by NEA and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) which showed that many people in Singapore are not comfortable with wasting food. However, the study also found that the biggest reason Singaporeans choose to cut down food waste is not to save the environment, but the pocket.
In 2014, consumers threw away 687,200 tonnes of food.
According to the study, eight in 10 respondents felt bothered about throwing away uneaten food, while 90 per cent of them felt that it was a waste of money. Concern for the environment “came a close second”, said NEA and AVA.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia
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