In food-abundant Singapore, wasting food is common. Food wastage is harmful to the environment as the resources used to produce, deliver and dispose of the food are wasted, contributing to an increase in carbon footprint. Let’s take a look at how Singaporeans reduce food waste in this month’s Quick Polls!
7 in 10 (69%) of those we polled only order what they are able to finish in order to reduce food waste. 1 in 5 (20%) do not over buy groceries. These are good habits that are relatively easy to incorporate into our daily lives. Other than eating the right amount, another way to help the environment is to adopt a plant-based diet.
Would you consider adopting a plant-based diet to help the environment?
Based on 182 people polled as of 31 October 2022
1 in 2 (53%) we surveyed are willing to adopt a plant-based diet to help the environment. Changing one’s diet involves discipline and may be challenging especially for meat lovers, hence it is not surprising that a lower proportion of Singaporeans are willing to do this compared to ordering enough food to reduce food waste. Nevertheless, it is encouraging that slightly over half would consider ‘eating green’ in a bid to save the earth. Given that a plant-based diet also has benefits for one’s health, hopefully in time to come, more people will feel motivated to adopt it as one of the ways to fight climate change.