It’s Time to Re-think Food Waste
Watch Top 5 TED Talks to hear from industry leaders and influencers about the latest and most effective food waste strategies.
VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANTS
by Arthur Potts Dawson
What does sustainable restaurant look like? Learn more about how Arthur Potts Dawson created one of the kind sustainable restaurant.
“Okay, so you ask what a sustainable restaurant looks like. Basically a restaurant just like any other. This is the restaurant, Acorn House. Front and back. So let me run you through a few ideas. Floor: sustainable, recyclable. Chairs: recycled and recyclable. Tables: Forestry Commission. …. The whole business is run on sustainable energy. This is powered by wind …”
HOW WE CAN EAT OUR LANDSCAPES
by Pam Warhurst
Pam Warhurst demonstrated that changing people’s behaviour and attitudes about using resources differently is not that difficult at all.
“So, three and a half years ago, a few of us sat around a kitchen table and we just invented the whole thing. We came up with a really simple game plan that we put to a public meeting. We did not consult. We did not write a report. Enough of all that. And we said to that public meeting in Todmorden, look, let’s imagine that our town is focused around three plates: a community plate, the way we live our everyday lives; a learning plate, what we teach our kids in school and what new skills we share amongst ourselves; and business, what we do with the pound in our pocket and which businesses we choose to support.”
SEAS OF PLASTIC
by Charles Moore
Charles Moore talks about the importance of reducing amount of plastic we use. Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria stopped by to discuss his display at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro
“This is the legacy we are leaving to future generations. The throwaway society cannot be contained — it has gone global. We simply cannot store and maintain or recycle all our stuff. We have to throw it away. Now, the market can do a lot for us, but it can’t fix the natural system in the ocean we’ve broken…The solution is to stop the plastic at its source”
THE GLOBAL FOOD WASTE SCANDAL
by Tristram Stuart
Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
“As a country gets richer, it invests more and more in getting more and more surplus into its shops and restaurants, and as you can see, most European and North American countries fall between 150 and 200 percent of the nutritional requirements of their populations. So a country like America has twice as much food on its shop shelves and in its restaurants than is actually required to feed the American people”