Covid-19 has put excess strains on food supply chains around the world. But regardless of this issue, food wastage is a significant problem even before the pandemic. In a pandemic, it is more important that ever to ensure that the food wastage is as minimal as possible. This is especially important since many people are not having access to it due to supply shortages or stress on the supply chain. Use of apps like ShopperCaddie which suggest storage practices or guidelines could be impactful in addressing the situation.
As per clearabee article, “The Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) reported that the UK wasted an estimated 9.5 million tonnes of food in 2018. While these figures include hospitality services, manufacture, retail and wholesale sectors. 70% of this estimated amount is attributed to UK households, at an eye-watering weight of 6.6 million tonnes”.