Today, March 9th 2017, the second Forum on Food Waste took place. The forum was addressed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D who announced the formation of an Action Group to look at how Ireland can reduce food waste by 50% before 2030. Ireland is one of 200 countries that signed up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, of which one goal (12.3) calls for a reduction in food loss and food waste:
“By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.”
The Charter on Food Waste was also launched, asking retailers, producers, households, restaurants, and manufacturers to publicly commit to reducing food waste.
You can sign the Food Waste Charter for Ireland online and avail of a their list of resources to help you along the way and ensure you
For more information, see EPA Ireland’s website.