Waste food and emissions: Landfill or the plate?

Landfill and discarded food make a major contribution to climate change, emitting methane, a gas 30 times more harmful to the climate than CO2. In South Africa, the climate emissions from landfill in South Africa amount to around half of the emissions caused by road traffic in the country.

The WWF's Tatjana von Bormann wants to keep these climate killers from being created in the first place. She negotiates with farmers, activists, food stores and charitable organizations to try and ensure those at risk of being malnourished can make use of excess food and it no longer ends up in landfill — benefiting both people and the climate.

A film by Henner Frankenfeld






05:50 Minutes


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