Eating challenges and all you can eat restaurant deals have gone so stale they should be banned, according to waste solution specialist BusinessWaste.co.uk.BusinessWaste.co.uk argue that in an age of food shortages, food banks and incredible amounts of food waste, there is no room for the over-consumption of food as entertainment.The rise of eating challenges and all you can eat food offers is creating an excess of food waste at a time when many people are in desperate need, and BusinessWaste.co.uk are calling for a complete ban on such promotions.In addition to the shortage of food for those living in poverty, BusinessWaste.co.uk are also drawing attention to the obesity epidemic, which puts a huge strain on our NHS both now and in the future.
Mark Hall spokesperson said: “We’re living in a time of massive disparity and inequality, where so many people are using food banks to survive, that the idea of eating as much as you possibly can just for fun is incredibly insulting and ignorant.
“While some people don’t have enough to eat, we’re throwing away food on offensive challenges like these, most of which ends up as waste anyway. Almost 80% of food from these kinds of activities have been found to end up in the bin rather than going where it’s desperately needed.
“And that’s before we even begin to look at the problem we have with obesity today. More and more children are clinically obese and it’s having a terrible effect on their current and future health. All you can eat challenges and restaurant offers are setting a very bad example to children that eating too much is both normal and fun.” Said Hall
Poverty has risen to such an extent that homelessness has increased for the sixth year in a row, with over 4,100 people estimated to be homeless in the UK in 2017.
Food bank use has risen for the ninth successive year, with the 2000 UK food banks serving 1.2million meals to families in need. But at the same time, 1.6million children in this country are starting their school years overweight.