This blog by Brian Lipinski at the World Resources Institutes draws attention to a new international day: 28 April - Stop Food Waste Day. In doing so, he argues the importance of public private coalitions to combat food loss and waste at every stage of the system. The blog lists some global public private initiatives, such as Champions 12.3 - a high level global initiative, which sparks leadership across the world. This is a helpful resource if you want to find out what is happening and where.
The three trends he highlights seem pretty straightforward, but require participation from all sectors - including organisations, businesses, and individuals who do not yet have food loss and waste on their radar:
- Simplify date labels so food is not thrown away when it is still safe to eat.
- Public private coalitions to tackle food loss and waste in every segment of the food system.
- Knowing where to look for information to learn from what is already being done.