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October 2020

Food and packaging waste: A circular future, or talking in circles?

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Eco-Business, with the support of FairPrice Group, will be organising Food and packaging waste: A circular future, or talking in circles? on 23 June 2020.

The guest-of-honour for the event is Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore.

At this half-day event, experts from industries including food and manufacturing, policymakers and civil society will convene to discuss challenges, opportunities and the latest developments related to food and packaging waste. About 180 to 200 attendees will get to participate in lively discussions on the role that various stakeholders can play.

Food waste accounts for about 10 per cent of the total waste generated in Singapore. Agriculture and livestock farming are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, of all the food produced for human consumption, one-third is said to be lost or wasted. What role can supermarkets and their customers play to reduce food waste? What are some ways in which Singapore can increase its food security?

Packaging has made life more convenient for billions of people worldwide, including in Singapore. It has lengthened the shelf life of food, enabled time-strapped urbanites to eat and drink on the go, and enabled many products to be shipped worldwide. But packaging waste, including single-use plastics, is choking landfills, polluting oceans, and harming wildlife. Even humans are ingesting plastic. How can businesses, consumers and policymakers help to curb this growing source of waste?

This is an invite-only event; if you are interested to join us, please write in to events@eco-business.com with your name, job title, organisation and email address.

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Minister Masagos Zulkifli

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

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