Food Waste. Worksheet


We need to come together to fight food waste, and reduce its harmful effects on the environment.

70% of the world’s water is used for agriculture and only 10% is used in the household. So, when we waste a third of all food produced, we are also wasting one third of the water (and other resources) that went into producing that food.

Action is needed at all stages of the food supply chain. Authorities, producers, retailers and consumers all have a responsibility to reduce food waste in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

Questions for you to work with

  • Where in the food chain would you focus your efforts? - What would you do?
  • Who is responsible for the changes?

According to recent research from the Boston Consulting Group, food waste in the household has the biggest economical impact.

If the food comes as far as the consumer, but still ends up being thrown out, a lot of resources have been wasted. It can be energy, water, pesticides, fuel and other resources that are used to produce and transport food that no one eats.

Too Good To Go brings people together to fight food waste, through an app that connects users to stores and restaurants that have unsold, surplus food.

We want everyone to take action against food waste and the app is a simple way for people to do something good, and get something in return. In fact, everyone gets something in return, consumers get delicious food at a great price, our partners reduce waste and meet new consumers, and this all benefits the environment through waste reduction. Win-Win-Win!

Learn more about it in this video: The food waste revolution.

We’re also working together with schools, universities and businesses on how to reduce food waste on a larger scale.

Questions for you to work with

  • How do you think companies and governments can help consumers to change their behaviour around wasting food?
  • How can a company like Too Good To Go tackle food waste in households?
  • Be creative. Who should Too Good To Go partner up with to tackle food waste in the homes of your defined audience? (e.g. Siemens built a special fridge where food lasts longer)

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