WWF Launches New Project: The goal is to reduce food waste



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WWF Launches New Project: The goal is to reduce food waste



WWF presented a project on reducing food waste, pointing out that around one third of food produced, or about 1.3 billion tonnes, is dumped at an EU level of 88 million tonnes annually worldwide, while Croatia throws away 400,000 tonnes of food.

“In addition to creating a lot of pressure on landfills, improper disposal of this waste releases methane, and it also requires huge amounts of soil, water and energy to produce and excessive amounts of food,” the World Wide Fund for Nature said in a statement. ). They note that as many as 50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables are being dumped in Europe solely because of their “irregular” shape, which costs 140 billion euros, and that more than 53 percent of food waste is generated in households.



Reducing the ecological footprint

The problem of food waste, they stressed, is “side by side” with the problems of climate change or plastic, food waste is also a big social problem given the growing number of hungry and poor.

They stressed that this is why they launched a project that helped three hotels this year: the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb, the Jezero Hotel within Plitvice Lakes National Park, and Belgrade's Courtyard by Marriott to reduce their environmental footprint through a food waste reduction program.

These hotels managed to reduce food waste by up to 20 percent. In the process, WWF's partners were catering and culinary experts from the Gastronomadi Association, explaining the experience and ideas of hotels to the AHLA's (American hotel & Lodging association) special program, developed for years precisely to reduce food waste in the hospitality industry.

“Fighting food waste is very important to WWF and we want to encourage behavioral change in our hotels. According to the data we obtained after the measurement, we saw where these changes were needed, and staff were convinced of environmental and economic benefits. They were able to reduce their food waste by up to 20 percent, “noted Fabian Peronja of WWF Adria.

Robert Ripli of the Gastronomadi Association pointed out that they found great savings in serving and consuming meals. “Through a series of activities and guest education, we have made great savings within weeks,” Ripli said, announcing that the program would continue as part of the usual activities.

WWF and Gastronomy presented the results of the project at Gastronomad's premises, where they demonstrated how food leftovers can be used in cooking. Although “leftovers” were served, the delicious banquet showed that it could be cooked smarter and thus reduced its footprint.

WWF Launches New Project: The goal is to reduce food waste

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