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Your "food loss reduction message" more than 2,000

MOTTAINAI (it is a waste) mosaic art poster

City of Yokohama, Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau recruited participation in "MOTTAINAI mosaic art" that we made with citizen's all of you as approach for food loss reduction in 2017.
Citizen's all of you more than 2,000 wrote message for food loss reduction and made mosaic art poster based on photograph which gathered.
We notify in following periods, places so that many people can see as food loss reduction PR.

※What is mosaic art?
It is technique to express in combination a large number of small photographs as one piece of big picture.

↑Extension is displayed when we click. (PDF file 12,000KB)

We publish personal photograph of one that had you participate

Please see PDF file of ward that we photographed.
Aoba Ward (PDF file 2,263KB)
Izumi Ward (PDF file     1,421KB)
Kanagawa Ward (PDF file 2,153KB)
Konan Ward (PDF file 1,966KB)
Sakae Ward (PDF file      207KB)
Tsuzuki Ward   (PDF file    264KB)
Totsuka Ward (PDF file 2,067KB)
Nishi Ward (PDF file     3,181KB)
Midori Ward (PDF file     1,494KB)
Asahi Ward (PDF file      3,216KB)
Isogo Ward (PDF file     527KB)
Kanazawa Ward (PDF file    3,024KB)
Kohoku Ward (PDF file    5,834KB)
Seya Ward (PDF file    1,037KB)
Tsurumi Ward (PDF file    2,288KB)
Naka Ward (PDF file     1,035KB)
Hodogaya-ku (PDF file 2,124KB)
Minami Ward (PDF file     2,078KB)

Publication place and period

●Municipal subway blue line advertising poster
●Municipal bus whole line car card
●Seaside line
●City public facilities (the city hall, ward Government building, sports center, community care plaza, district center)
From Monday, April 23 to Sunday, May 20
From Tuesday, April 24 to Tuesday, May 8
From Thursday, April 26 to Thursday, May 31
Monday, April 23 ...

Press release document (PDF file 335KB)

 Let's reduce! Of food it is a waste


Basic crochet

Kind of food loss
Refrigerator 10.30 campaign
Use up; recipe
[external link]
Food loss reduction enlightenment video
Use up; video

It is helpful and links

Kitchen garbage blend project

[external link]
Consumer Affairs Agency COOKPAD
It is a waste! Approach / government Internet TV which does not abandon food running out of gen rashimasho ... size by food loss
Seem to cry by waste of food; project

What is food loss?

 For example, we bought in leftover or bargain sale in large quantities, but food loss is food which is discarded though we can originally eat such as (the excessive removal) including thing which turned to food (untouched food) which we were not able to eat, skin of vegetables thick too much.

Why is reduction of food loss necessary?

 According to the survey by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, approximately 17 million tons a year of food waste is given in Japan. Of these, so-called "food loss" that was abandoned though was still eaten approximately 6,210,000 tons a year (2014 Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries estimation).
 This is quantity equal to approximately 2 times of approximately 3,200,000 tons of quantity of food aid of the whole world (2014).

 Thing that we effectively utilize and reduce by food loss from consideration to environment load of important resources is necessary.

How much food loss is given in Yokohama-shi?

 In burnable garbage taken out by family of Yokohama-shi, food loss of approximately 87,000 tons a year is included, and this is quantity that it is to approximately 23 kilos a year per citizen.

 For example,
 When exchanging food loss 23 kilos to onigiri...For approximately 230         

 Furthermore, when exchanging food loss 23 kilos to money...Thing food will be thrown away for approximately 17,000 yen a year per person.

 In this way, problem of food loss has various "it is a waste".

      It leads to abandoning money to throw away ingredients
To reduce food loss?

 Because we do not give food loss, at first we will begin with grasp of stock of food in home!

 In this page, we introduce approach to decide day to check the contents of refrigerator including refrigerator 10.30 exercise other than there being in the scene where food loss such as "shopping" "cooking" "preservation" is apt to appear in total regularly.

 It is not necessary to practice mention sareteirukotosubeteo here suddenly.
 Life becomes 3R dream (slim) just to be conscious about "it is a waste of food" a little!