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Federal takes food-wasters in your sights

In Switzerland, a third of all edible food end up in the waste. A broad Alliance of the Confederation, cantons, municipalities, companies and associations, under the leadership of the Foundation Pusch is now with tips and Knowledge in the fight against Food Waste.

a Year are thrown away 2.8 million metric tons of food from your way from field to plate, the Foundation for Practical environmental protection (Pusch) in a communication to your press conference of Thursday. According to calculations of the Federal office for the environment (FOEN) go alone per Person per year in Swiss households around lost 90 kilograms of edible food.

The so-called Food Waste is not only a burden on the wallet, but also harms the environment. Together with around 70 partners, including, for example, the Swiss farmers ' Association, the Foundation for consumer protection or by the FOEN, is to be launched under the title of "Save Food, Fight Waste" a national campaign against food waste.

unethical

In the gastronomy and in the avoidance of Food is Waste in the process, is particularly important. The later in the value chain food is wasted, the higher the environmental load. The waste of food growing ecological, economic and social global challenges and be ethically reprehensible, it was said at the media conference.

so-Called "Food Ninjas" to show consumers how food waste can effectively be avoided. On a web platform will also know the background, such as guidance on shelf-life extension or tips for dealing with residues, on-the-go is provided.

After years of joint effort by Switzerland to be Swiss, in the meantime, the world champion in Recycling, it is said in the media release. In a similar Effort, it will make Switzerland, also, to reduce Food Waste drastically. (SDA)

Created: 28.11.2019, 10:36 PM

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