3 TOP FOOD TIPS TO FIGHT FOR PLANET A
During the Fight for Planet A series, we’ve discovered Australians are the highest emitters per capita of carbon in the world, and how our fossil-fuelled energy mix and transport choices have contributed to our oversized footprint.
Food waste in particular is a subject we are passionate about at Planet Ark. Food doesn’t belong in sealed landfills as they are anaerobic environments, meaning there is no oxygen available. In this environment organics rot and produce methane, a greenhouse gas approximately 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Food scraps and liquid also don’t belong in recycling as it can ruin your good efforts and prevent recyclables from being recycled.
So here are our top tips for reducing your environmental footprint through what you put in your mouth.
- Cut down food waste
- Start composting
- Cut down on foods with a large carbon footprint