The exact meaning of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal target on food loss and waste, Target 12.3, is somewhat ambiguous. In response to this ambiguity, this document offers guidance on an appropriately ambitious interpretation of Target 12.3 that could be considered “best practice” for how governments and companies could interpret SDG Target 12.3. Read Pursuing… Read more »
This post first appeared on SpoilerAlert.com. Banana peels. Oversized apples. Mislabeled packaged goods. In different circles, these products might be considered ‘food waste’, yet in others, they might represent a meal or an input for value-added processing. Awareness of the food waste problem has increased tremendously, catalyzing action from the private, public, and civil sectors… Read more »
By Brian Lipinski, WRI The world is finally waking up to its food loss and waste problem. No surprise: about a third of the planet’s food is lost or wasted, at a global cost of nearly a trillion dollars, with a monstrous environmental footprint including land, water, fertilizer and greenhouse gas emissions. This dawning awareness… Read more »
By Liz Goodwin, WRI We are all interested in seeing value for money – whether we are individuals, businesses or government. Now, a new report makes plain the very sound business case for reducing food loss and waste. The figures will turn the head of even the hardest-nosed budget director.
By Liz Goodwin, WRI It was disappointing to see recent figures from the United Kingdom showing that household food waste is on the rise again (although per capita waste is still roughly constant). The UK became a world leader in curbing food waste when, from 2007 to 2012, its households cut the amount of edible… Read more »
By Brian Lipinski, WRI More than 150 world leaders will meet in New York this weekend to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global targets intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change. The SDGs will help set the global development agenda for the next 15 years,… Read more »