Posted by John O Connor on 17th Oct 2019
Don't be a waster!
Don't be a Waster! Remember when your mother used to say “you're not getting up from that table until you finish your dinner! Well, it turns out that she wasn't only caring about your growing body - she was also thinking of the environment and being very responsible indeed!More than 100 million tons of edible food gets binned across Europe each year, and about 40% of the food produced in the US is never eaten. In Ireland, about a million tons of food “ worth around €700 million “ is thrown out each year, and the worldwide figure is a staggering €1.3 billion.What's worse is that in Ireland, one in ten people goes without a hot meal every single day. Regretfully, there isn't a way of magically putting your left over food into the hands of someone who truly needs it, which is why the EU have launched a campaign to stop food waste.“It's often easier to waste food than to give it away, which is simply absurd and unacceptable, said the EU commissioner for health and food safety after he visited Ireland last year. “By curbing the needless loss of precious natural and nutritional resources in the food value chain, we will also support the fight against climate change, as food waste generates about 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.For many people, this may seem a little hard to imagine, so why not think of it another way. If you only buy what you will use, and only serve what you will eat, your brown bin will stay lighter for longer and when the country inevitably has to pay for its waste in accordance with how heavy their bin is, you'll be ready!If you are looking for a Bin Collection Package to suit you, check the link below https://kollect.ie/bins