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Towards Zero Food Waste

Changing the way we consume to build a more sustainable future.

Do more, and better, with less

Reducing food waste on an individual level is one of the most impactful ways we can create a better world.

DBS partners with CNA Insider to delve into the issue of food waste, and how we can stop the ongoing damage.

Cosmetically filtered groceries, a flawed supply chain system… these are some of the reasons food is wasted every day.

Let it stop with us: reducing wastage on an individual level is one of the most impactful ways we can create a better world – socially, financially and economically.

DBS partners with CNA Insider to delve into the issue of food waste, and how we can stop the ongoing damage.

Be part of the solution

If we each take a small step today, we can reach the big solution of tomorrow
Every day, perfectly edible food is thrown away by the tonnes for not meeting beauty standards, amongst other reasons. This wastage occurs even before the food reaches our dinner tables and is fuelled by consumer choices and preferences.

We explore the reasons why food waste occurs, what some businesses are doing to tackle this issue, and how you can be a part of the solution


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In Singapore, Edible Garden City uses urban spaces to grow produce for consumption and work with the DBS Foundation to champion the Grow Your Own Food movement.

Can urban farming to rebuild our relationships with food?

Let’s take a look at how social enterprises and some home farmers are taking matters into their own hands (literally) to tackle food waste.


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Quick Facts about food waste

 

1/3

of all food produced in the world is wasted or lost from farm to fork. This adds up to 1.3 billion tonnes of food.
This can feed

1/2

of the world’s population, or 3 billion people
Yet,

1/4

suffer from malnutrition
Singaporeans threw out

744

million kg of food in 2019 – the weight of 51,000 double-decker buses
Only

18%

of food waste was recycled in 2019
In

2035

Singapore’s only landfill is expected to run out of space
Food waste is one of the biggest waste streams globally, and has increased by 40 per cent in Singapore over the last ten years. When we throw food away, we are also squandering the time and resources spent growing, harvesting and transporting the food.
Yet, reducing our food waste is one of the most personal, immediate and actionable ways we can make an impact, both socially and environmentally.

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