Global Learning London

Waste – Teaching about

Teaching about….Resources and web-links for the teacher

This is rubbish – speak with your mouthful
This is Rubbish (TiR) aims to communicate the preventable scale of food wasted in the UK, through policy research, community and arts led public events. Formed in 2009 by volunteers, TiR now a Community Interest Company has an extensive portfolio of successful events thorough England and Wales. In the UK alone, approximately 15 million tonnes of food is wasted annually costing an estimated £22 billion a year (including spoiled food). WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, successfully aim to tackle food waste in the home. TiR however, concentrate on the 60% of food waste that occurs before it reaches consumers, within the supply chain itself.

Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
A report on global food waste issues put together by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Love Food, Hate Waste
Food waste is a major issue. In England we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. It’s costing us £12.5bn a year and is bad for the environment too. Lots of advice on avoiding food waste and saving money.

Climate Change and Waste
Information encouraging smart choices about what we buy, how we use it, and how we dispose of it, which can make a big difference in the amount of waste we produce and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our consumption. Although an USA website and perspective, the information is very useful and transferable. Each section has a very useful Green Tip.

Message in the Waves
Video of the environmental challenges to people and marine wildlife of plastic pollution in Hawaii. Hawaii: Message in the Waves is a film from the BBC Natural History Unit looking at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. Although the documentary is from a Hawaiian perspective it is really a global film. Because of their size, location and social history, the Hawaiian Islands represent a microcosm of the planet and are in a unique position to tell all of us where we are going wrong and what we can do to help put things right.