Food is not waste. Neither is our planet.
29 September 2023 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is observed on 29 September following a Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2019.
The decision is based on the urgent need to reduce large amounts of global food waste by 2030. Most food that goes to waste ends up in landfills, polluting the soil, water and air.
Food loss occurs in production, storage, processing and transport, and is often a mark of developing countries, while food waste is a result of decisions and actions by retailers, the service sector and consumers, and occurs in more developed countries.
A staggering third of annual food production for human consumption is lost or goes to waste while at the same time more than 821 million people are chronically undernourished.
An estimated 400,000 tonnes of food, or 97 kilograms per person, goes to waste in Croatia annually, with households accounting for the greatest share (77%).
Together we can raise awareness of the value of food and the importance of reducing food waste. The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is the best time to start, for all of us.
Offer for farmers and clients in agriculture
In doing business, Privredna banka Zagreb is greatly focused on caring for the community and we are committed to doing our part in achieving positive changes in society.
This International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste we have prepared a special offer for farmers and clients in agriculture which includes discounts on fees and lower interest rates for loans for agricultural production and for investment loans.
All farmers until December 31, 2023 have the option of opening a transaction account free of charge with a six-month exemption from account management fees and the use of the Sinergo 2.0 business package, as well as numerous other benefits that you can check with the client relations manageror or contact us at email@example.com .
Not everyone has access to food. Let’s help those in need.
In addition to the many initiatives being implemented this year, PBZ is organising certain activities for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
As well as raising awareness of food waste, we would also like to remind everybody that at the same time, not everyone has access to food.
The Caritas Croatia works to provide food for those who need it the most and funds for the initiative are being raised through an account opened at Privredna banka Zagreb.
You too can donate during the period between the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September and World Food Day on 16 October 2023:
- use the PBZ mobile banking app – click on the "Food is not waste. Neither is our planet" banner on the login screen
- or make a payment to the Croatian Caritas account at Privredna banka Zagreb d.d.
IBAN: HR05 23400091100080340
purpose: FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED