In an initiative integrated in the Commemoration of World Food Day (16 October), and under Movement to Zero Waste, the city Hall of Loulé will present next Monday, October 17th, by 11: 00, at the Noble Hall of the town Hall, a collection of four children’s books about food waste, which will be distributed by the students of the schools of the 1st Cycle.
In the International Year of Combating Food Wastage, through this initiative, the Municipality intends to contribute to change and do change certain behaviors related to food waste, particularly from those who are "the adults of the future".
food waste is a reality that is increasingly concerned negatively in our daily lives, representing a global problem and cross-sectional, which presents a core set and implement measures, as well as to assume commitments that put the society on the path of zero waste, throughout the food chain, creating a net zero waste, with all the entities involved in the provision of daily food products, trade associations and restoration, official entities, tourist establishments, among others.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a third of the food produced, daily, all over the world ends up in trash, or 1.3 million tons per year, enough to feed 3 billion people daily.
Committed to this cause, the Câmara Municipal de Loulé was the first city in the algarve to join the Movement to Zero Waste, through the signing of the protocol with the Association Dariacordar, in November 2014, allowing you to redirect the food for human consumption, safeguard the quality, hygiene and food safety, taking this action as a complement to the social responses existing in the County. Was carried out in cooperation with the Association In Loco and the municipality of São Brás de Alportel, in the framework of the project "don’t waste our future! – a european alliance of young people and elected representatives in the European Year for Development", with the involvement of the schools.
Since then, the City leeds has carried out concrete actions that have enabled us to contribute to the reduction of food waste, among which is the association with the Festival MED. In this year’s edition of the MED was a total 205,272 Kg of food ready to consume.