A step further to reduce food waste

It is heartening to note that the food and beverage industry has been working on reducing food wastage, awards are being given out and an e-book with information on how food wastage can be reduced has been published - all to help those who are serious about tackling the problem ("Food waste: E-book's food for thought"; Oct 25).

However, would food establishments even read the e-book or implement the strategies inside?

Perhaps in giving out awards in future, the application of some of the strategies listed in the e-book could be among the judging criteria.

Alternatively, a law could be enacted whereby food establishments have to ensure they have measures in place to tackle food wastage.

Jacelyn Chia Yee Fang (Miss), 19,

Polytechnic Year 3 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2016, with the headline 'A step further to reduce food waste'. Print Edition | Subscribe