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SOS Thailand’s COO tells us how we can get more out of food waste

Bangkok is a huge buffet city, with hotels and restaurants offering daily eat-all-you-can feasts or Sunday brunch specials. Many of these buffets prepare more food than their guests can consume—better be safe than have to deal with hungry, disgruntled customers complaining that there wasn’t enough roast beef.

But have you ever wondered what these restaurants do with all their excess food? Most become food waste, ending up in trash bins and, later, landfills. (64 percent of Bangkok landfills are made up of food waste.) Have you ever wondered if there was any way you could perhaps make sure that all these surplus food doesn’t just go to the bin? An NGO in Thailand has.

Read the full article to find out more here.

By Gail Piyanan and Thana Boonlert for Time Out Bangkok.

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Rescue Food Scraps and Donate to Food Banks

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Rescue Food Scraps

Image Source: The Global FoodBanking Networking

Food banks are a type of organization that distributes food to those who cannot afford to buy it themselves. These organizations collect food from events, retailers, and local communities, and serve it to people in need.

Through food banks, individuals can help who are hungry, as well as reduce food waste. One third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. If nothing is done, food waste could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020.

Of course the best way to reduce waste is to produce less – in other words, chefs and home cooks alike must plan accordingly. For restaurants, this also means purchasing less and boosting margins. Do your part by learning more about food waste and how you can prevent it.

One area where the travel and tourism industry produces a lot of food waste is the events sector. Here are some tips to make your event more sustainable when it comes to fighting food waste.

Food banks are an essential tool in fighting global hunger and malnutrition. Food banks are available in most big cities, here are some examples:

If you are planning to donate, here is a checklist on healthy food donations for reference.

“If you cannot feed hundred people at least feed one” – Mother Teresa

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