One third of all food produced globally is never eaten.

Meanwhile 800 million people go to bed hungry every night. That is 1 in 9 people on the planet who are starving or malnourished. Each and every one of them could be sufficiently fed on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the USA, UK and Europe each year.

Households are responsible for 60-70% of global food waste.

1. Improper Storage

This leads to bacteria and mold growth.The food is naturally decomposing and spoils, Which results in a food waste.

2. Overproduction

Avoid over-cooking. It happens usually when you’re more hungry than usual and you end up cooking more than you actually need. Also, in case of cooking for more than 3 people, you should be aware of an average quantity that they can probably eat together.

3. Large Servings

Serving too big portions is a common mistake in many households. Put smaller portions on the plate and if you’re still hungry just refill!

4. Eliminating Ugly Food

“Imperfect” products are often rejected by grocery shops,labeled as “not meeting the cosmetic standards”, which makes it around 40% of total food waste! It’s just imperfect, not bad or unhealthy…

5. BuyingToo Much

Try not to buy too much. Plan your meals ahead and never go to the shop with an empty stomach! At the end of a day, excess food usually ends up in trash.

Some Global Facts About Food Waste

The annual value of food wasted globally is $1 trillion, and it weighs 1.3 billion tonnes

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In most developed countries, over half of all food waste takes place in the home.

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An area larger than China is used to grow food that is never eaten.

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25% of the world’s freshwater supply is used to grow food that is never eaten.

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Reducing food waste is the #1 solution to the climate crisis, according to Project DrawDown – coming above electric cars, solar power and plant-based diets.

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All the world’s nearly one billion hungry people could be fed on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe.

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If food waste were a country it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China & the USA).

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In the home food waste is worth £700 per year to the average UK family ($2,275 in the USA), which collectively adds up to £14 billion per year.

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How To Fight Food
Waste With PlateHero

  • Share your food!

    • You can either donate your surplus food, or sell it to anyone living nearby by listing it on the PlateHero free food section. 
    • Your food will end up in someone’s tummy and you will get their blessing. 
    • Not only that, we will reward you with exciting coupons and plate points to order different delicious meals at PlateHero.
  • Become an Ambassador!

    • Join our Ambassadors Program and help us reach out to more people by spreading the word on social media.
    • Collect surplus food from the shops, restaurants or dumpster diving and donate it to people in need or food banks! 
    • Choose your mission, become our partner in fighting food waste and a role model for thousands of others.