Promoting Circular Economy through Food Waste Management

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It might surprise you that roughly one-third of the food produced globally is lost, resulting in the wastage of precious resources and the release of greenhouse gases. 

Yet, within this problem lies an incredible chance for progress. By making food waste management a core principle of the circular economy, we can unlock numerous advantages by encouraging a circular economy by managing food waste involves changing our perspective from considering it as "waste" to recognising it as a valuable "resource." 


Understanding the Food Waste Crisis

The study shows that around 33% of global food production is discarded yearly, reaching a staggering 1.3 billion tons. This immense waste permeates every stage of the food supply process, including production, distribution, retail, and consumption. 

The impact of food waste on the environment is significant. When discarded food is deposited in landfills, it undergoes decomposition in the absence of oxygen, resulting in the emission of methane—a highly potent greenhouse gas which pressing the problem of climate change, leading to higher temperatures, more frequent extreme weather events, and the deterioration of ecosystems.


What is Circular Economy and its Relevance to Food Waste Management?

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The circular economy concept has recently received considerable attention, and its importance in managing food waste cannot be emphasised enough. 

Embracing circular economy principles in the food industry can bring about significant advantages, particularly in food waste reduction and optimising resource utilisation.

We can effectively reduce this wastefulness through several approaches by adopting circular economy strategies. These approaches encompass implementing improved inventory management systems, enhanced supply chain logistics, and increased consumer education regarding responsible consumption.


Ajinomoto Malaysia initiative addresses Food Waste Management

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Ajinomoto Malaysia (AMB) is taking initiative in the provision of sustainable food supply and the effort in reducing environmental impact through our advanced taste and texture technology, reduce food loss by prolong the freshness of meat and rice, as well as contribute.

AMB promotion of food waste management is not just limited to our own operations but also extends to our customers and the wider community. By sharing best practices, supporting food rescue programs, and investing in research and development for innovative food waste solutions, we actively contribute to the larger goal of minimising food waste and its environmental impact.

We play a vital role in creating a more reliable and efficient food system by prioritising sustainability and engaging various stakeholders. Our ongoing efforts inspire others to join the cause and work towards a future where food waste is minimised, resources are optimised, and our planet thrives.

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