The General Workers Union, together with its educational section, the Reggie Miller Foundation, has announced the launch of the ‘StopWaste’ campaign, aimed at raising public awareness against food waste, correct management and moderation in the use and purchase of food.
This campaign, which is expected to run for a year on traditional and social media, will also be transmitted abroad, through the active involvement of the GWU on a number of foreign forums. This will eventually lead to more pressure on all social partners, both local and European ones, to carry out the necessary changes in their respective sectors.
Addressing the press conference, Secretary-General Josef Bugeja stressed the importance that certain practices, “some of which come from ancient times, are causing both environmental damage, as well as financial loss to Maltese and Gozitan families, should be stopped.”
“It is important to educate our members, as well as the rest of the population, against waste. If everyone does his part, we’ll be able to deliver change. It is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the General Workers’ Union to do our part and support the work carried out by environmental organisations. We need to send out a strong message, both to the present and future generation.”
Bugeja said that the work of this campaign will not be limited at local level, but also on a Europeans one. “As the GWU, we have an obligation to deliver the much-needed change and safeguard our environment. If we significantly manage to reduce the amount of discarded food, this will have an all-round positive impact for all of us.”
“We need to be mindful of how much we buy, what we buy, and ultimately what we do with what we buy”.