B: Data Methods
How can we be more environmentally sustainable with organic waste?
This means we need to reduce the amount of avoidable organic waste.
Organic waste also impacts environments through waste energy and resources that that have been used to produce, packaging and transport. For example, 822 lm water takes to produce 1 kg of apples would be waste if not used to consumption.
It is not just that the food we buy has a sordid history of exploitation behind them. It is also that the food that actually gets sold is shadowed by an enormous number of products, like the apple, are never sold, never consumed, but simply wasted. Yet while the average consumer might spend a long time perusing the store’s shelves, but they never think for a second about the lumpy grey trash bags outside. Even if that shopper opened one, he would probably assume that the food in it was dirty or rotten, even though much of it is just as fresh and nutrition as the food they bought inside. Accustomed to thinking that anything in the garbage must be polluted and valueless, few of us see massive wealth of one time commodities that, in modern capitalism, ends up wasted. Shortly the garbage truck arrives to begin the apple’s long journey to a landfill in one of the states to which Sydney sends its trash.
According to the national sustainability Council, the majority of food Australian waste comes from fresh food leftover, the highest amount of waste is disposable containers and vegetables.
Transporting our lifestyle to zero waste, firstly, avoid one-time item, like coffee cups, we can use a reusable stainless steel water bottle. For the takeaway food, we can :
-Use a reusable grocery bag (can buy from any grocery store)
– Use sustainable or zero waste soap, shampoo and conditioner
– Use organic deodorant cream
– Go Bulk Shopping!
– Make your own products
Carlos M. & Oznur Y. , 2012, “The Causes of Food Waste in the Supplier – Retailer Interface: Evidences from the UK and Spain,” no.6 p.652.
This “zero-waste” supermarket got rid of all food packaging, 2014, Lindsay Abrams, viewed 08 June 2016<http://www.salon.com/2014/09/17/this_zero_waste_supermarket_got_rid_of_all_food_packaging/>
Household Food Waste in Australia 2013,RBS University, viewed 05 June . 2016<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Us_TNyLZ>
Barnard, A., 2016, Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America , University of Minnesota Press, London