The statistics on food waste are damning. About 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out and goes to waste every year. Governments and businesses worldwide are spearheading initiatives to tackle the problem.

And there are lots of projects underway to generate value from food waste – such as using food waste to run cars, power delivery trucks, or finding ways to convert it into new products for a variety of industries.

But what can individuals do? Click to find out.