Last week at the Birmingham Book FestivalÂ I chaired Tristram Stuart talking about his excellent bookÂ Waste, an event programmed by the RSA. It is a brilliantly researched piece of work that leaves you horrified at the scale of the developed worldâ€™s pointless overconsumption.
Half way through the talk he brought the scale of our wasteage dramatically to life when pulled out a sliced granary loaf that heâ€™d picked out of a bin outside a bakery a few hours earlier and started counting out the slices.
At that point I pretty much gave up chairing and pulled out my little video cameraâ€¦
Read the book; itâ€™s good.
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