The data I collected from interviews and secondary data
reveals that food is wasted mostly in wedding ceremonies, canteens, restaurants
and parties, especially in the month of Ramadan in Pakistan. As our first
research question was places where maximum food is wasted. Food is wasted in
each step from initial production to the last consumption step but its amount
is greater in consumption stage.

The quantity of food waste In Serena hotel Islamabad could
feed approximately 200 adults a day at an average of food. This quantity of
food waste in the Ramadan that is 870 kg of food is wasted each day(Dawn,2016)
and this huge amount can feed approximately six to seven-hundred poors an
afternoon as stated in study of (Tasneem Saifuddin) in literature review that
around forty percent of food is wasted in consumption stage. The buffet iftar
and dinner events enhances the food waste possibilities. If we add food wastage
from all hotels in Pakistan, not even a single person sleeps hungry if that
amount would be given to poors. Wedding planner Mansoor Shah said that he have
arranged more than hundred functions in the town at the host’s path and  put together delightful food for the human
beings but they do no longer care while ingesting and wasting food over half a
percent. He also said that even educated peoples used to stock up their plates
more than they can consume. One of the main reason of this large amount of
waste is lower food prices and higher incomes so their purchasing power is

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In United Kingdom, people throw away 7.3 million tonnes food
every year and Preventing this food waste could save the average family £700 a
year (WRAP, 2007) but necessary actions are been taken to reduce this waste. From
2007 to 2012, meals waste fell via 15%, and avoidable meals waste dropped by
21% (Rebecca Smithers, 2017. £470 worth of food is wasted in United Kingdom,
which could have been eaten but thrown away. This waste generated 19m tonnes of
greenhouse gases over its lifetime. Jahangir, student at NUST, said that people
should take food that they can consume, without losing any of it. He said that
if we do not waste meals at birthday parties, then persons who offer carrier to
the people, can eat it afterwards which is also described by Martin Caraher
(2017) study, in literature review, who gave solution for tackling food loss.
Most of the data collected in this study matches with the previous researches and
different articles.

A member of mess personnel in Ghazali hostel said that if
one gets a chance to go to kitchens of mess of hostels, then one might be taken
aback to see the amount of meals going to dustbins. He also said that not only
students who left food uneaten are responsible for food waste but also upper hostel
staff who decided how much food will be cooked every day. He said sometimes
food is cooked in that much quantity that even after all mess staff along with
students eat, quarter part of the total food is left that cannot be used
outside hostel so that remaining food is thrown in dustbins. Hafiz Aslam said that
if one waste single piece of date, he will be answerable to god and today we so
called Muslims are throwing food like it is mentioned in Quran or Hadith. On
global scale, around USD 750 billion worth of food was wasted in 2007(Green
Facts, 2015).  Food waste produced large
amount of greenhouse gas which affects the climate and economy. Surplus food
can be donated to food banks which can be feed to destitute families instead of
wasting. If you have items that are still safe for consumption but, for one
reason or another, can’t be used, a local food bank may appreciate your
contribution to feeding people in your community. In restaurants you can’t a
lot do with food as soon as it’s left your kitchen, however you could make
certain which you’re providing visitors with necessary facts and proper portion
sizes, so your customers understand what to anticipate and might devour until
they’re conveniently complete.


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