As discussed there are many dimensions to food waste. They can be from the production, distribution and consumption habits etc. There is also a hidden problem of packaging that comes with this issue. Many schools and canteens have attempted to address this issue by swapping to more easily degradable paper containers and disposable utensils. They also have a disincentive by charging more for takeout containers even though it may affect their business. I believe such methods will only be fair if all the stalls agree to implement it so that there is a fairer pricing ground.
Hopefully this will eventually spread on to the hawker centres islandwide!
The combination of such programs and those by NGOs and major retailers, coupled with rthe use of technology and education will undoubtedly spell a more optimistic future where food waste in minimum. So lets all do our part! :)