Eat local, eat seasonal, reduce waste.
Whilst 81% of people are concerned about climate change, only 37% of people think that food waste is contributing to it. Did you know that 30% of the world’s carbon footprint comes from the production and consumption of food? Not only that, but one third of all food produced is wasted!
When we waste food, not only does the food break down and create harmful greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to a warming climate, but we also waste the energy and resources used to grow, create, store and transport that food.
In response, the Scottish Government has committed to reducing all food waste by 33% by 2025, using the figure from 2013 as a baseline. That means we must reduce Kirrie’s food waste by 30 tonnes per year, from 2013 to 2025!
We can also reduce our carbon FOODprint by choosing to eat locally produced and seasonal food where possible. You can learn more about how to do this in our #SussYourFood challenge. We also have a local food directory and seasonality calendar you can use to help you do this.