What does cross your mind when you read the phrase " Love Food Hate Waste" ? Definitely, love your food,stop or reduce wastage...
Love Food, Hate Waste is a campaign originated in the United Kingdom in 2007 with the aim of reducing the amount of food waste. The campaign has been promoted and circulated by many other countries to help save money and stopping tonnes of food waste being thrown away.
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Based on Solid Waste Corporation (SWCorp), Malaysian throw away 15,000 tan of food wastage everyday.The quantity of the food wastage is equivalent to the quantity of of needed by 10 million people. SWCorp do found that 60% of the food wastage are usually the good food. This is actually a big amount of number/wastage we should aware of.
Producing, distributing, storing and cooking food uses energy, fuel and water. Each of these emits greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. Decomposition process of the food wastage also produce methane gas that would effect the global warming. So no wonder our world is getting hot nowadays right? If we stopped throwing this good food away it would save the equivalent of at least 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, the same positive benefit as taking 1 in every 4 cars off our roads.Thus, if we can reduce buying the unwanted items, we can help to reduce the production of unwanted food thus helping the world to be a better place.
Did you know the foods we waste the most are fresh vegetables and salad, drink, fresh fruit, and bakery items such as bread and cakes? Why are we wasting this items so much? This kind of food usually have minimal life span, therefore it is crucial for it to segregate food with is due date and the right storage. A good container is a simple example how to store your vegetables or fruit to make it last longer or avoid it being numb.
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Furthermore, those unwanted food should not be throw away as simple as that. As a Muslim, we should avoid our self to be the kind of people who loves to waste things out because Satan loves to do it. We don't want to be Satan best friend right?
So, what is the best things to avoid yourself from waste the unwanted food in your home?
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1. Save your leftover
Your leftover should not be throw away as soon as you finished your dinner. Save it in a good container and store it in a freezer. You can enjoy the food again when you de-froze it tomorrow. It'll save your energy and money too.
2. Feed the animals
The expired bread or fruits can be the food the needed animals. If you love to walk in the park and come across to a lake, feed the tortoise and fish with the bread.
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3. Be a chef
Did you know it still okay to consume a bread even it has expired about two days? And an expired bread can be save by making crumb as simple as bake it in the oven and grind it. Also make it a bread butter pudding with it. It can be a good food if you know how to make it right.
Apart from that, as a proactive measure with the upcoming Ramadhan and fasting season this June, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora) has initiated a Love Food Hate Waste campaign involving 16 prominent lifestyle and food bloggers. Alam Flora aims to spearhead the effort in creating awareness of this campaign by working with local bloggers in Kuala Lumpur.
I'm so excited about this..Hopefully to win something that day and surely it will be a great pocket money for Hari Raya preparation..hihi..so do wait for my update on the 18th May 2016 to find out what it is all about.. I'm sure its gonna be fun day.
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Love Food, Hate Waste!
ABOUT ALAM FLORA SDN BHD:
Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora), is a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM set to take a new approach that more effectively towards achieving Malaysia’s goal of a more clean, beautiful and healthy. The privatisation of solid waste management and public cleansing that took effect on 1 September 2011 it aims to modernise solid waste management in Malaysia as well as improve the efficiency and quality of solid waste management, waste generation levels up to the garbage disposal. The provide more efficient services to our customers, Alam Flora to take steps to improve labour, use of new technology compactor trucks and providing bins sufficient. The Solid Waste Management Act and Public Cleansing Act 2007 (Act 672), Alam Flora subject under the Concession Agreement for 22 years with the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing (PPSPPA) for the work of solid waste management and public cleansing services. Now, Alam Flora is one of three companies granted concessions solid waste management and public cleansing in the country. Alam Flora took over responsibility for services in Central and East Coast, covering the whole of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Pahang and will come in Terengganu and Kelantan.