SA’s food waste problem

In South Africa, an estimated third of our food ends up in the dump. This means 10 million tonnes of food go to waste every year – that’s a third the 31 million tonnes produced annually in South Africa. How can the Food Industry have a positive impact on promoting awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? These goals are set by the United Nations as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Read more. As with all businesses, companies in the food manufacturing sector are always working to improve efficiency. Food waste represents resource waste, and it’s something the sector takes seriously. How are you preventing food waste? How do you optimise your waste? Think, before you throw it away! Read more about South Africa’s food waste problem.

Please also see our FACTS written article Fruit and Vegetable Powders: bridging the gap between the functionality of ‘waste’ and innovation.