The Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge encourages school and university students globally to design and implement projects that build awareness and understanding of food waste. One third of all food produced is lost or wasted along the food supply chain around the world – and almost half of that food is wasted in developed countries through retailers and consumers discarding food. Considering that 1.3 billion tonnes of food with an estimated worth of US$1 trillion is wasted, while about 870 million people go hungry each day, the Think.Eat.Save campaign has the potential to create a wasteless food revolution.
There are many innovative and practical food waste reduction solutions being used in schools and universities already including software that tracks food sales and waste and trayless cafeterias to discourage overloading trays with food that may be wasted.
Students can get involved and win up to US$5,000 that can be used to further implement their winning idea in the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. Help spread the word through your school’s social networks using the hashtag #ThinkEatSave
Entries must be submitted between 17 September and 16 November 2014.