Towards Zero Food Waste

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

How often do we think of our food waste in terms of climate impact?

Food waste and all the resources that go into its production, transportation and distribution emit harmful greenhouse gases.

To explore the environmental impact of our everyday food choices, DBS has partnered The Sunday Times in a series to help us live more sustainably.

Beyond all the resources that go into producing, transporting and distributing food that goes to waste, there are also the greenhouse gases emitted in the process, which contribute to climate change.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Reducing waste on an individual level is one of the most impactful ways we can create a better world – environmentally, socially and economically.

To explore the environmental impact of our everyday food choices, DBS has partnered The Sunday Times in a series to help us live more sustainably.

Hungry for change? We’ve got the perfect meal for you.

DBS is supporting partner of #SayYEStoWasteLess campaign by NEA. To show our support, we’ve partnered online food delivery platform WhyQ for Last Hour Deals, where patrons can get a discount by ordering during the last hours of lunch and dinner from their favourite hawkers!

With every last-hour deal, you’ll not only help hawkers clear ingredients and bolster their earnings, you’ll be reducing food waste, and creating environmental impact.

All you have to do is use the promo code DBSZEROFOODWASTE on WhyQ, and check out with DBS/POSB payment methods from 1.30pm for lunch, and from 8.30pm for dinner, to enjoy up to 30% off your bill! More details here.

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From plucking berries and pumpkins on a small plot of land to sharing home-grown herbs and vegetables with colleagues, two urban farmers share their growing journey and offer tips on growing your own edible garden.

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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