The Sustainable Development Committee (SDC)
The question of implementing measures to avoid extensive disposing of food and plastic waste in the food industry.
One in nine people globally suffer from undernourishment whilst the most developed nations produce an estimated 1300 million tons of food waste, often due to aesthetics or similar causes. The elimination of food waste could provide for sufficient nourishment for all of the people that are not currently. Additionally, food waste is a big cause for the emission of greenhouse gases.
Furthermore, the food industry produces an extensive amount of plastic waste that creates serious issues for the environment. The need for treatment facilities and recycling as well as the changing to substitute packing alternatives is eminent and needed to achieve the UN 2030 Agenda and furthermore establish a lasting and environmentally friendly world, especially due to the impact of plastic in our oceans.
Therefore, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals 2, 6, 14 of Zero hunger, Clean water and sanitation, and Life below water, this year’s Sustainable Development Committee will discuss the mentioned topics with the goal of creating a solution.