On Wednesday 27th April 2022 – there is a global initiative known as:
Stop Food Waste Day
The point of this initiative is to teach people ways to reduce Food Waste.
Did you know?
33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year*
45% of root crops, fruit and vegetables produced globally is lost or wasted per year*
This is important because…
If we didn’t waste food, we would be more able to feed those that are undernourished and therefore help reduce hunger & malnutrition globally.
25% of the food wasted globally could feed all 795 million undernourished people in the world*
It adds to GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions & is responsible for *8% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year and therefore is contributing to climate change.
At J.O. Sims we are committed to reducing our food waste.
Read about some of our initiatives below:
The installation of our Multiscan graders on our fresh cherry packing lines, have improved fruit quality grade out, reducing the amount of material going to waste and utilised for other streams.
We work with a local company, based at Holbeach, sending 100% of our non-consumable waste to be recycled to create bio-gas (renewable energy) and bio fertiliser (applied to farmland in place of fossil fuel derived fertiliser).
Our Innovation Team, led by Chef Lawrence, are helping us tackle food waste at J.O. Sims and at home, by increasing staff awareness of recipe ideas for products we utilise at J.O. Sims and food left over at home. This allows us to make use of out graded product or samples and potential food leftovers at home, which would previously have been wasted.
Click here to view two spring/summer Cherry based recipes recently shared with our staff…. in case you have any left-over Cherries at home too!!
*Source & Useful links: https://www.stopfoodwasteday.com/en/index.html