The Santander Foundation together with the SOS Food Bank in Warsaw launched an educational campaign „Lodówka na medal” („Medal-Winning Refrigerator), aimed at shaping positive habits related to food storage and management, as well as spreading knowledge about the consequences of food waste. As part of the „Medal-Winning Refrigerator” project, educational workshops were held in schools and a unique online game was launched.
According to PROM data, as much as 5 million tonnes of food is wasted in Poland at the stages of production, processing, distribution and consumption. Households waste 3 million tonnes of food, i.e. as much as 60% of the food is thrown away which means that every second in Polish households we discard over 90 kg of food. By wasting food, we also waste water, fuel and energy and contribute to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Without implementing effective solutions, it will not be possible to stop the climate disaster.
The „Medal-Winning Refrigerator” project is a response to the phenomenon of food waste and an attempt to counteract its harmful impact on the climate.