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Raising awareness on food waste


Edible food is often thrown away, but a new EU project aims to halve the amount of food that is needlessly chucked out by 2020. In Finland one tenth of all food goes to the garbage can while still edible.

While it may seem that the food scraps left on one's plate don't amount to much, taking more food than you can eat has direct bearings on how much food is produced. This in turn impacts the environment.

Habits form early on, and so school children in the Tampere region have been encouraged to become more aware of their eating habits in the "Zero Waste" campaign.

In a competition organized by the Tampere Regional Solid Waste Manage...