Consumers dump one in every three shopping bags they buy straight into bins, which means tons of food is going to waste, Environmental Affairs Deputy-Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said yesterday.
"International conservation experts found that over 50million tons of unused food is dumped each year in landfills," she said during the launch of National Environmental Month in Free State.
"This appalling statistic of disposed food is the result by over-shopping," she said.
The launch was followed by clean-up campaigns in Ficksburg and Ladybrand. - Sapa