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Jun 9, 2018 3:34 AM CST Food Waste
What's your country doing about it conversing
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Jun 9, 2018 3:37 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
Same as your country
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Jun 9, 2018 4:06 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00: Same as your country
Yup thumbs up

But in terms of your indigenous heritage, are you aware of specific programs aimed at reducing food wastage or organisations that distribute food that would otherwise be wasted? conversing
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Jun 9, 2018 4:13 AM CST Food Waste
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ChesneyChristonline today!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK10,832 Posts
serene56: What's your country doing about it
Removing best before dates, I want them to get rid of buy one get one free but the Brexit tabloids(The Sun)won't be happy until we're all 21 stone and shopping in Heron Foods. Not eating twice as much as you wanted could raise your shopping bill by a whopping 3p in every £1 spent, people simply couldn't afford to eat 3% less according to British patriotism. The spirit of the Blitz lives on.
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Jun 9, 2018 4:25 AM CST Food Waste
MsContessa
MsContessaMsContessaMayo, Ireland28 Threads 1,718 Posts
serene56: What's your country doing about it
In Ireland, all major Irish retailers signed up to the Government’s Food Waste Charter and agreed a common methodology for the reporting of food waste within their businesses.
This is new, being a moral issue on one hand and an economic issue for retailers... but retailers are going along with it. However, the biggest problem seems to be the collection and refrigeration of that surplus.. Ireland has a good system of education regarding a green environment and recycling is part of what we do... not tops but getting there!
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Jun 9, 2018 4:26 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
serene56: Yup

But in terms of your indigenous heritage, are you aware of specific programs aimed at reducing food wastage or organisations that distribute food that would otherwise be wasted?
serene56: Yup

But in terms of your indigenous heritage, are you aware of specific programs aimed at reducing food wastage or organisations that distribute food that would otherwise be wasted?
Yes I very well aware.
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Jun 9, 2018 4:27 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
ChesneyChrist: Removing best before dates, I want them to get rid of buy one get one free but the Brexit tabloids(The Sun)won't be happy until we're all 21 stone and shopping in Heron Foods. Not eating twice as much as you wanted could raise your shopping bill by a whopping 3p in every £1 spent, people simply couldn't afford to eat 3% less according to British patriotism. The spirit of the Blitz lives on.
Best before dates mean absolutely nothing especially meat.
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Jun 9, 2018 4:33 AM CST Food Waste
MsContessa: In Ireland, all major Irish retailers signed up to the Government’s Food Waste Charter and agreed a common methodology for the reporting of food waste within their businesses.
This is new, being a moral issue on one hand and an economic issue for retailers... but retailers are going along with it. However, the biggest problem seems to be the collection and refrigeration of that surplus.. Ireland has a good system of education regarding a green environment and recycling is part of what we do... not tops but getting there!
Yes I think we all have a way to go on this issue, but I feel this country is on the right track too thumbs up

We have loads of initiatives going on, from commercial organisations through to charitable ones, people caring about people cheers
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Jun 9, 2018 4:37 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
Use by dates are guidelines only..Doesn't mean you throw the product away on that use by date.

For example meat..If I purchase meat it's from the butcher but I have friends who are butchers working for Coles/Woolworths..You can freeze meat that says it must be eaten tomorrow eat it in a months time or whatever.

My A2 milk is still fresh after four days past the use by date.

People are crazy if they throw food away because of a use by date.
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Jun 9, 2018 4:44 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00: Use by dates are guidelines only..Doesn't mean you throw the product away on that use by date.

For example meat..If I purchase meat it's from the butcher but I have friends who are butchers working for Coles/Woolworths..You can freeze meat that says it must be eaten tomorrow eat it in a months time or whatever.

My A2 milk is still fresh after four days past the use by date.

People are crazy if they throw food away because of a use by date.
Agree thumbs up

Let alone the massive waste from supermarkets and their suppliers conversing

For example, fruit and veg dumped because it's not 'perfect' in appearance doh
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Jun 9, 2018 4:50 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
serene56: Agree

Let alone the massive waste from supermarkets and their suppliers

For example, fruit and veg dumped because it's not 'perfect' in appearance
Yep that annoys the shit out of me thumbs up
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Jun 9, 2018 4:58 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00: Yep that annoys the shit out of me
I think the litigious factor might be lifting, in terms of companies being fearful of being sued by people getting sick from food coming from these sources conversing

Around here, Ive seen perfectly good leftover bakery products being collected and distributed within 24 hours, no problem thumbs up
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Jun 9, 2018 5:08 AM CST Food Waste
Ireland has improved dramatically in the past few years. But much more still needs to be done.
It has to change on all levels. From EU insistence on the curvature of bananas roll eyes to regular people using their sense, and senses to see for themselves what is usable and what is not.

I have practically zero food waste in my house.
I don't over-buy so less chance of food going off. I freeze what i can, including leftovers.
And anything that hasn't, or couldn't be eaten by myself , dogs or wild birds, is put into my wormery and turned into compost which then feeds the veg I grow which feeds me l, and so the cycle begins again.
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Jun 9, 2018 5:12 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
serene56: I think the litigious factor might be lifting, in terms of companies being fearful of being sued by people getting sick from food coming from these sources

Around here, Ive seen perfectly good leftover bakery products being collected and distributed within 24 hours, no problem
Let's face it it takes a filthy putrid restaurant to give one salmonella on very rare occasions..It takes greedy people to abuse laws too.

I think a huge majority of bakeries are doing their bit as you mention..
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Jun 9, 2018 5:15 AM CST Food Waste
mollybaby: Ireland has improved dramatically in the past few years. But much more still needs to be done.
It has to change on all levels. From EU insistence on the curvature of bananas to regular people using their sense, and senses to see for themselves what is usable and what is not.

I have practically zero food waste in my house.
I don't over-buy so less chance of food going off. I freeze what i can, including leftovers.
And anything that hasn't, or couldn't be eaten by myself , dogs or wild birds, is put into my wormery and turned into compost which then feeds the veg I grow which feeds me l, and so the cycle begins again.
Hats off wine

Every little bit counts, responsibility is key conversing whether it's personal or global


Next topic is single use plastic bags doh this country is way behind on that front mumbling
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Jun 9, 2018 5:18 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00: Let's face it it takes a filthy putrid restaurant to give one salmonella on very rare occasions..It takes greedy people to abuse laws too.

I think a huge majority of bakeries are doing their bit as you mention..
Yes we have multiple food collection centres in my region, many items are free or available for a dollar or two conversing
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Jun 9, 2018 5:30 AM CST Food Waste
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia22 Threads 32,843 Posts
I will be so annoyed when they stop plastic bags..I loath those bloody granny looking cloth bags.
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Jun 9, 2018 9:32 AM CST Food Waste
AlanStagg
AlanStaggAlanStaggRangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui New Zealand5 Threads 150 Posts
We're in the process of discontinuing supermarket single-use plastic bags right now.

The new multi-trip bags are stylish, easy to carry & hold more.

There's a lot of totally excessive plastic packaging for products as well, fresh veggies for example, that also need to be dealt with. Countdown Supermarket here has introduced new plastic trays for meat that are often twice the size that's needed... if plastic trays are really needed at all?

I'm for (plastic) shrink-wrapping of perishables such as meat etc, that need protection from human touch.
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Jun 9, 2018 9:35 AM CST Food Waste
Bearwoman
BearwomanBearwomanNorthgate, Ohio USA10 Threads 4,219 Posts
My country just keeps on wasting it.
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Jun 9, 2018 10:00 AM CST Food Waste
MsContessa
MsContessaMsContessaMayo, Ireland28 Threads 1,718 Posts
AlanStagg: We're in the process of discontinuing supermarket single-use plastic bags right now.

The new multi-trip bags are stylish, easy to carry & hold more.

There's a lot of totally excessive plastic packaging for products as well, fresh veggies for example, that also need to be dealt with. Countdown Supermarket here has introduced new plastic trays for meat that are often twice the size that's needed... if plastic trays are really needed at all?

I'm for (plastic) shrink-wrapping of perishables such as meat etc, that need protection from human touch.
Ireland became the first country in the world to bring in a plastic levy in 2002. It is all reusable bags now...! It is suggested that humans are consuming plastic in their drinking water... how awful is that?
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