NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 59 OF 2008: NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF COMMENTING PERIOD ON THE DRAFT STRATEGY FOR REDUCING FOOD LOSSES AND WASTE
Notice Title: National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (“NEMWA”): Notice of extension of commenting period on the draft Strategy for reducing food losses and waste
Government Notice: GN 4138 in GG 49794 on 1 December 2023
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted on or before 18 December 2023
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, in terms of sections 72 and 73 of the NEMWA, extended the commenting period on the draft Strategy for Reducing Food Losses and Waste as was published for public comments in GN 3888 on 19 September 2023.
The South African Government is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with specific focus on SDG12 which seeks to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Target 12.3 calls for cutting in half per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains (including post-harvest losses) by 2030.
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has developed the Food Losses and Waste
Strategy as one of the key interventions of the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) 2020. The Food Losses and Waste Strategy was developed based on current research, reviews from sector experts and inputs from industry stakeholders. The result of this translated into a focused implementation plan with five strategic pillars and associated goals backed by strong legislative instruments and best practices.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 18 December 2023. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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