A new year is dawning and we are in good spirits that everything will be better now. We leave bad habits behind us. Instead, we want to exercise more, stop smoking or start the day with meditation - many of us are making resolutions for the coming year. But maybe you're also one of those people who don't think much of New Year's resolutions at all. Both are perfectly ok and no matter which group you belong to, I would like to share my New Year's resolution with you.
New Year's resolutions
I have firmly resolved to throw away less food. In our house, way too much ends up in the trash. Unfortunately, if you look at statistics, I'm not alone in this. According to the WWF, about 40 percent of all food produced is lost along the value chain. Every year, about 1 million tons of avoidable food waste are generated in Austria (valid figures from agriculture are missing, though). The immense food waste worldwide is responsible for about ten percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is almost twice as much as the annual emissions of car traffic in the EU and the USA combined. When we consider these figures, it's clear: We have to change something.