The Food Waste Story
Did you know food waste is one of the biggest waste streams in Singapore? Despite being a food paradise, we generated more than 800 million kilograms of food waste in 2017. On a global scale, roughly one-third of all the food produced gets wasted – where is all this food going and why? Come find out the causes behind food waste that goes beyond the plate of food in front of you.
About the Speaker:
Zero Waste SG is a new non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste, and accelerate the shift towards zero waste and the circular economy. It started as a website in 2008 providing tips and resources on waste minimisation and recycling, and is officially registered as a non-governmental organisation on 13 Jul 2015.
Zero Waste SG aims to promote education and engagement on the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) among individuals and households; increase waste minimisation and recycling among businesses and organisations; and reduce specific waste.
The Singapore government has set targets of achieving a 70% national recycling rate and a 30% domestic recycling rate by 2030. ZeroWasteSG believes that Singapore can meet and exceed these targets, by working together with government agencies, businesses, community groups and individuals.
What ZeroWasteSG Works On
1. Food Waste
2. Plastic Disposables
3. Household Recycling
4. Business Waste
How ZeroWasteSG Works
1. Educate and engage with campaigns and activities
2. Influence policies with research, surveys and reports
3. Collaborate to drive change with initiatives and agreements
4. Solve market problems with technology and platforms
Find out more at: http://www.zerowastesg.com/.
About Income Eco Run:
Income Eco Run 2019 is Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run which champions environmental conservation and aims to encourage everyone to play their part in supporting the cause. The run will take place on Sunday, 28 April 2019, at the F1 Pit Building, and includes the following categories:
• 21.1km Half Marathon
• 10km / 10km Mixed Team
• Zero Waste 5km Run
• 1.2km Kids Dash
• 800m Kids Dash
Income Eco Run Farmers’ Market and race pack collection is back for our third edition this year! Expect a good mix of your favourites from past editions as well as fresh new stalls selling lots of yummy snacks, sustainable produce and zero-waste lifestyle products. We even have live music performances and educational talks for all to enjoy! Everyone’s invited, so come check out this fun and exciting weekend we’ve got planned for you!