By James Bedwell
Food Waste Data - We Can All Help
How many times during the Christmas period and those summer catch ups have you got to the end of a meal and scraped a pile of leftovers into the bin?
While sometimes this is unavoidable - it does add up to a big impact on the planet. The data on food waste is pretty incredible. According to the Federal Government's environment department:
Each year Australian's waste around 7.3 million tonnes of food which is around 300kg per person!
That's a huge problem - but what can one person do to help?
We can all play our part in reducing our food waste. As a start, we can be conscious to buy what we need. Realistically though - however well we try - we will always have scraps or leftovers. That's where composting is a great new years resolution!
One of our developers James Bedwell brings a container into The Red Fox office each day and collects everything compostable - our fruit and vegetable scraps, ground coffee - even our tea bags. Each night he takes the container home and adds it to his compost.
Composting is simple - here James shares a couple of quick tips to get you started.
Tackling global food waste may seem like too big a problem to get your head around, but through just small steps like composting we can all start making a difference.
Check out James' compost below - as you can see, it can be very simple!
One of The Red Fox Group's key values is sustainability. Through achievable actions we aim to:
Respect the community and environment
Continually review our use of natural resources to reduce our carbon footprint
Innovate to balance current needs with future impacts
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