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Reduce your food waste using your smartphone – here’s how

  • 931 million tonnes of food is wasted every year, contributing between 8% and 10% of global carbon emissions, the UN Environment Programme estimates.
  • These smartphone apps are helping shoppers, grocery stores, restaurants and food manufacturers cut their food waste.
  • Governments are increasingly introducing policies to tackle food waste, which costs the world $1 trillion a year.

Food waste is a mounting problem globally. About a third of the world’s food is wasted or lost, according to the WWF, with huge impacts for people, the planet and the economy.

More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every night, according to the World Food Programme.

And the 931 million tonnes of food that’s wasted every year creates between 8% and 10% of global carbon emissions, the UN Environment Programme estimates.

So what can be done to tackle this issue? Technology is one solution….

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