Every year we throw away a lot of food, much of it perfectly edible. Perhaps it is just an inevitable part of our pre-prepared, ready bagged, multipacked, buy-one-get-one-free way of shopping. But Tony Cowling thinks not and has a friend who is providing living proof.
A new London-wide behaviour change initiative could save Londoners £330m, reduce avoidable food waste in the capital and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating.
To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. On bikes and clothes, VAT has been reduced from 25% to 12% and on white goods consumers can claim back income tax due on the person doing the work.