Food waste (pre-table and post-table) is a big problem in Phuket, as well as around the world. The UN estimates that at least 30% of food produced is either lost in the supply chain or wasted through retail, hospitality, and households. This loss translates into 8% of global CO2 emissions. Especially sad is that while 1.3 trillion tons of food is wasted or lost every year, 800 million people are considered food insecure, including many in Thailand and Phuket. Wasted food also means wasted land, seed, fertilizer, pesticide, labour, transportation, and packaging. For more information on an organization focused on reducing food waste in Phuket and elsewhere in Thailand, check out Scholars of Sustenance.