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Will smaller plates help prevent Egypt's food waste?

The Egyptian Food Bank has been cooperating with Egypt's hospitality industry to get surplus food to people in need, but this is only part of the huge problem of food waste.

Can Egypt’s hospitality sector help decrease the vast food waste in the country by reducing the size of plates by one-third? According to the Egyptian Food Bank, an initiative that aims to end hunger in the country by 2020, it can indeed create a major impact if more organizations in the industry adopt this as a general rule.

Moez El Shohdi, the founder and CEO of the Egyptian Food Bank, told Al-Monitor that the bank has been working with the Egyptian Hotel Associations to train the staff in hotels and restaurants to save daily food loss from buffets, particularly during festivities and big events.

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