The amount of waste is on the rise, with 7.81 million tonnes generated here last year. Of this, food waste accounts for 791,000 tonnes.
We can make a difference as individuals by ensuring that we do not buy more than what we need.
When we go to buffets, we tend to take more than we can consume, leaving us with leftovers to be disposed of.
The trend of uploading pictures on social media has also resulted in people purchasing food just so they can take a nice photo of it.
Taste is also a factor. Food and drinks can look pleasing, but have a plain taste. This results in the food being thrown away.
There is a need to raise awareness on food wastage. Our landfill can meet our needs only until 2035. It is time for us to take action.
Cheryl Ng Mei Hui, 18
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