World Environmental Health Day

World Environmental Health day

Saturday, 26 September 2020 is World Environmental Health day, predicated towards creating a supportive and healthy environment. It is well-known that the health of the natural environment is directly linked to human health. So why don’t we put more attention towards protecting the environment from our activities?

At BiobiN we are constantly talking about food waste and how we can give it back to mother nature in a valuable way. But how do we do this?

  1. Do not let your food waste go to landfill. South Africa has a landfill problem and food waste is not making it any better. Along with a dwindling amount of available space in landfill sites, food waste significantly contributes to emissions and leachate that has the potential to pollute groundwater.
  1. Support the food outlets that compost. When talking about diverting food waste away from landfill, we need to talk about another waste management solution. It needs to go somewhere at the end of the day. While composting at home is a great way to reduce your household food waste footprint, it is the large-scale composting that happens at restaurants and retail that really matters. These facilities have the biggest food waste footprint.

We would like to encourage you to go beyond your composting efforts at home, to support retail and restaurants that compost, and for those facilities that do not, perhaps its time to give them a little nudge in the right direction.

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