Zero to Food Hero with Yindii – Thai PBS World Tonight [12th May 2021]
Every night, millions of tons of food are thrown in the trash, gone to waste, creating a carbon footprint, cutting short our lives on this planet. The UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021 shows a total of 931 million tonnes of food is wasted each year. Nearly 570 million tonnes of this waste occurs at the household level.
This is 200 baht worth of food Thai PBS World rescued through the ‘Yindii’ mobile application, which sells surplus food, from bakeries, local merchants, hotels and supermarkets, and which is very safe, high quality and hygienic, but just needs to be eaten before the end of the day.
Louis, co-founder of the Food Rescue mission ‘Yindii’, is on his mission to tackle food waste in Thailand. He said people are just beginning to get a grip on the environmental impact of wasted food, and someone somewhere is losing money, while people elsewhere are starving.