What is food waste?
Food waste is any of the food and leftovers that we don’t eat. They range from fruit and vegetable peels, to chicken bones, to leftover food we leave on our plates, to fruit that is overripe and can no longer be eaten, as well as any other food we throw away.
Food waste begins to decompose when they reach the landfills. During this process, they generate greenhouse gases (GHGs) that have a direct impact on climate change and global warming, as well as leachates which contaminates groundwater and attract harmful fauna and vermin such as flies, cockroaches and rodents.