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Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
On out of ten people globally suffer from hunger while a third of food is going to waste. Climate change and conflicts exacerbate the crisis. The UN is proposing a new global food agenda to improve the food systems. Yet critics say that too much of the focus is on big companies and industrial agriculture, instead of also strengthening the role of small farmers in sustainable food production.