Two New Ideas To Combat Food Waste – Are They Any Good?

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  1. I know what you mean about it being a shame that it’s not actually testing whether the food is still good… I guess that is perhaps a little too advanced at this stage?! But hopefully it will stop people throwing food out because they doubt whether it’s spoilt or not.

    1. Yeah, I just heard again in a conference that ‘mindfulness’ when shopping and consuming is key, and hopefully a strategy like this would be able to increase mindfulness!

    2. Sorry, but I don’t believe this anti-waste label will have any effect on the people’s behaviour on throwing food out. As Janina says, it serves the same purpose as an expiration date, so people have no reason to consider it as anything different than an expiration date, and will keep throwing food out if they doubt in its quality. However, I hope to be wrong on that πŸ™‚

  2. I think it’s a good start to have something more straight forward to check for food that has gone off. But I wish there would simply be more emphasis put on educating people more about food, how it’s produced, how to store it and when it’s off.

  3. Hello, Janina!

    In my personal opinion – no, there won’t be a lasting effect. At least not a big one. But hey, what if each of these brings food waste down by a percent or two? That would be something. Plus, such numbers are easily achievable! Aim low, aim low again, several lows make a high, etc. I, for one, welcome these changes. Now, if the taxes for food waste become a bit larger… πŸ™‚

    Cheers.

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