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World Habitat Day "Waste Not: A Conversation with Chefs and Policy Makers"
5 Oct 2018 -  The amount of total waste generated is expected to triple to 5.9 billion tons a year by 2025, due to increased consumption and ineffective management. We live in a world where about one in nine people do not have enough food while annually 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted. Food waste presents an enormous opportunity for tackling food insecurity.

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

The theme for World Habitat Day 2018 is Municipal Solid Waste Management. To broaden the discussion on best practices as well as the main challenges regarding waste management both around the world and in New York City, the United Nations will be hosting a panel of representatives from the government, nonprofit, and private sector to provide their insight. They will be focusing on food waste management.
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