More people rescuing, accepting food destined for dustbins to reduce waste amid rising inflation

People collecting food distributed by Food Rescue Sengkang on June 25, 2022. ST PHOTO: EUGENE GOH
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SINGAPORE - The amount of food rescued for consumption has increased along with the recent inflation spike and higher awareness of the impact of food waste.

In the last six months, Food Rescue Sengkang has each week rescued an average of 17,500kg more of food that would have been binned, up from the previous average weekly figure of 13,500kg, said co-founder Janet Lee.

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