COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. It has reached all corners of the earth, and it’s changing lives in many ways. The coronavirus has taken a toll on all industries, but restaurants, which depend on a healthy and hungry population and curious tourists, have been struck hard.
We live in a world with an abundance of foods. Because of this, both consumers and restaurants produce more food waste than they need. In China, 5% of the entire country’s food is thrown away. In this article, we will discuss how sustainable packaging options can help us lower food waste in and around Asia.
Rapidly tightening government restrictions on cross-border travel has seen the ranks of tourists shrink, the cancellation of trade shows and conferences throughout Asia has seen business visitor numbers plummet – and compounding that, nervous locals are staying home to reduce the risk of infection.
Asia produces more than 50% of the world’s food waste, according to Food Navigator, with just three countries – China, Japan and South Korea – contributing more than half of that. Now, a growing number of startups and tech companies are setting out to help Horeca companies reduce waste.
Headquartered in the heart of Southeast Asia, but with operations spanning every one of the world’s continents, Minor International (MINT) is uniquely placed to have a global perspective of the world’s hospitality and restaurant industries.
Food-delivery apps have become big business across Asia – and globally – but questions remain about their real benefit to restaurant partners.