MEAL PLANNING IS
AS EASY AS ABC
Advance meal planning
Planning at least a few meals for each week prevents overbuying.
Buy your groceries according to a shopping list
A shopping list prevents unplanned purchases and keep your impulsive buys in check!
Check your inventory at home before grocery shopping
Doing an inventory check also prevents overbuying and helps you keep track of expiry dates.
WHY MEAL PLANNING?
In 2021, Singapore generated around 817 million kg of food waste.
That's equivalent to 56,000 double-decker buses.
Food waste is one of the biggest waste streams in Singapore, making up 1/2 of the average 1.5kg of waste disposed of by each household daily.
When food is wasted, more food has to be sourced to meet the demand. This is even more pressurising on Singapore as a small city-state with limited resources.
Food waste is thus an alarming issue for Singapore's food security due to our need to import over 90% of our food supply.
When food goes to the landfills, it rots and produces methane — a greenhouse gas 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide.
With food waste's impact on climate change, it creates a multiplier effect that threatens our food safety and production.
Friends of Food is a public communications campaign that aims to encourage the uptake of meal planning habits among young adults, in an effort to reduce avoidable household food waste in Singapore.
Avoidable household food waste refers to food disposed of at home, such as leftovers or expired food. It excludes unavoidable food waste, such as bones and shells, and food waste from eating out.