RESTAURANT FOOD WASTE
Restaurants and food waste, sabías que un tercio de los alimentos que producimos acaban siendo despilfarrados. And is that, Unfortunately, food waste is present in almost every corner of our daily life: households, supermarkets, colleges, Farmlands, etc.
Restaurants do not escape this nonsense of food waste. For example, in Spain, according to the report 'Open your eyes to waste', in one year huddle over 63.000 tons of food in the dustbins of the restaurants or what is the same, each establishment launches every day 2,5 kilos. And what is even more embarrassing: the surplus in restaurants has doubled in the last twenty years. Much of this waste is due to poor anticipation of the establishments when making purchase, but diners also contribute to this symphony with food waste we left on the plate.
Nevertheless, in recent times there have been initiatives that seek to address this problem. One of the most interesting originated in Catalonia and is called Remenja'mmm. Too good to throw it as it Podriamos traducir ('Recómeme. Too good to throw '). This is an awareness campaign launched earlier 2017 which encourages diners to restaurants we carry our food and drink we have not finished. In the online site Remenja'mmm can see the list of all the restaurants that have already joined the campaign and have a prepackage for customers to take leftovers.
The good results achieved led to the promoters of Remenja'mmm to go one step further and organize the first edition of the Awards Remenja'mmm, These awards aim to recognize those restaurants that are more actively fighting food waste.
And you, you know, the next restaurant you go to ask just what you're eating. If you still find plenty of food, asks a container to take home. Because food is not pulled. Conciénciate!