Don't waste your food waste!
16 Oct 2019
SA wastes almost a third of all the food we produce. In a country where almost half of the population is food insecure, this is not only illogical but unethical. There needs to be a fundamental shift in the way we view "waste" so we can unlock the value in the energy that sits at the bottom of our rubbish bins, or landfills.
Listen to the podcast
In this podcast, Wayne Harpur of Urban Farms Recycling discusses food waste management and what we can do to save our back pockets and the environment.
If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest polluter, after USA and China.
Wayne Harpur , Urban Farms Recycling founder
10 to 15 years
Period of time before all landfills are full
Amount of waste recycled by South Africans
Annual financial cost of food waste
About the author
Caroline Edey-van Wyk
Colloquially known as Investec’s “storyteller,” Caroline curates and produces all the content that underpins Investec's Out of the Ordinary brand promise. She works across the business but specialises in the areas of Sustainability, CSI, Sponsorships and HR. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Political Science and Broadcasting - cum laude. Before she joined Investec she was a broadcast journalist at Sky News and eNCA.
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