With lockdown restrictions easing and food waste reportedly on the rise again, the UK is reversing progress when we threw away less and were confined to our homes. Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has worked effortlessly with businesses, individuals and communities to achieve a circular economy and curb food waste. According to WRAP, 70% of food waste arising in the UK comes from households – approximately 4.5 million tonnes, £14 billion a year AND around 22 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emmissions.
A recent report published by the Global Witness has raised alarms that murder rates of climate activists are rising globally. In 2019, the Global Witness recorded 212 murders of land and environmental defenders – making it the deadliest year on record for people defending their homes, forests, and rivers against climate-destructive industries.
The UK throws away one-third of edible food, and as consumers we can do better.
Food waste is a worldwide issue. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted throughout the supply chain, from farms to our fridges. At 1.2 billion tonnes of food, that’s enough sustenance to feed three billion people (FAO 2019). On average 821 million people go hungry every year (UN 2019), therefore, the food we waste as a global community could end world hunger nearly four times over.
Drinkaware is the embodiment of an organisation that goes above and beyond to instill positive change
Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. Starting in 2004, the organisation now has over 9 million visitors to their website for information, advice and support annually. The Livetree Mark recognises the importance and reputation of Drinkaware as it aligns with our Charter Principles and numerous Sustainable Development Goals. In this piece, we will illustrate some of the fantastic work which this organisation does to help vulnerable people, and highlight why brands should become certified with Drinkaware. Continue reading “Why Drinkaware is a Pioneer for Positive Change”