In some parts of the world, foodstuff is still highly valued.In urban areas,
, particularly in the developed world,
waste is becoming a major concern.
essay will examine the causes of
problem and suggest ways that people can curb the amount that they discard.
Two main factors are behind the rise in
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incomes of the population, which has meant higher disposable incomes.
In other words
, whereas 50 years ago, the average family had around $50 per month to spend on cooking and entertainment, now the figure is more like $2000, and so the idea of buying something and not consuming it is unremarkable. The
factor, linked to the
, is the modern throw-away culture in which all products are treated as disposable. Since it is not uncommon to find valuable household items thrown in the bin, it is
unsurprising to see half the family`s groceries binned without concern.
issue involves altering the public`s mindset.
needs to happen via awareness-raising campaigns. The ABC,
, launched one
initiative with the War on Waste TV series and website in 2016, which presented troubling facts on the effects of our consumption and waste. Given the profound impact of
series on the Australian public, it would be worth expanding it on a global scale.
to warning people about the environmental impact of
educate them better on practical matters
as shopping smarter and storing foodstuff correctly.
In conclusion, unless efforts are made to shift the public consciousness,
problem will only escalate. While governments have a critical role to play, individuals to need to take responsibility for their shopping habits in order to cut down on wasted