Reducing food waste has been recognised as one of the most important global challenges of our time. Ireland, along with almost 200 other countries, has committed to tackle this problem by 2030.
This can only be done if all of us – individuals, organisations and businesses – take action.
The Food Waste Charter is a public expression of our commitment to achieve an Ireland where food is consumed, not wasted. By signing up, you pledge to take at least one action that will help reduce food waste. This action, regardless of how big or small, should be concrete and achievable.
By doing this, you will join people, businesses and communities from across the country working together to reduce food waste.
READ THE CHARTER
Ireland’s Food Waste Charter was formally signed into place by Minister Denis Naughten in March 2017. Read the Charter to understand the commitment Ireland is making to reducing food waste.
DECIDE WHAT ACTION TO TAKE
The Charter asks that you take one action to reduce food waste within the first year of signing up. This action will be different for all. Here are a number of actions that other people have committed to. Think about how you want to reduce waste and make your pledge.
Mick in Offaly signed up to the Charter for his Tidy Towns group. They are going to run information stands in their local supermarket and run a Stop Food Waste Challenge in the autumn.
Rebecca in Cork has signed up on behalf of her business support organisation. This year they are going to run a series of seminars promoting food waste prevention to food companies in the area.
Patrick has signed his national school in Sligo up to the charter. The students are going to promote food waste prevention to their parents and will aim to have zero waste produced in the school.
Deirdre from a pharmachem company in Cork has signed up her business and aims to reduce canteen food waste by 10% per person. They will also run a Stop Food Waste Challenge with staff.
MAKE YOUR PLEDGE
Regardless of whether you represent a business, a community organisation or an individual household, there is always something that you can do to reduce food waste. Join us – sign the Charter today and let’s make a real reduction in Ireland’s food waste.
START REDUCING FOOD WASTE
In response to your commitment, we at Food Waste Forum commit to provide:
- Support for your food waste actions
- Materials to promote your pledge, and
- Recognition of your efforts