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Wants vs Needs





  1. A need is something that is needed to survive. A want is something that an individual desires, but would be able to live without. A primary distinguishing feature of a need is that it is necessary to sustain life.

This is basically how we have found ourselves in this situation in history. We have forgotten about needs, and are dangerously engaged in wants.


When we are the sole decision maker, then we are the sole determiner of what is essential. When we are deciding within a group, there are often some formal frameworks that help us prioritize. A popular model is the MOSCOW which represents Must have, Should have, Could have or Won’t have. It is often used to prioritize requirements for systems development, but can be readily applied to many other contexts.


We shouldn't have half of what we have, while others have nothing. We just ignore what's happening globally, while we waste, waste, waste STUFF.


Here is a shocker; Hotels — produce 289,700 tonne of waste each year, including 79,000 tonnes of food waste (9% total food waste from the sector).

  • Pubs — produce 873,800 tonnes of waste each year, including 173,000 tonnes of food waste (19% total food waste from the sector).

  • Restaurants — produce 915,400 tonnes of waste each year, including 199,100 tonnes of food waste (22% total food waste from the sector).

  • Other hospitality sectors’ food waste contributions: quick service restaurants (8.3%), staff catering (2%), leisure (7%), services (3%), healthcare (13%) and education (13%).

YIKES. While we have majority of the global population hoping for there next meal?


Click here to read more about solutions. And remember any kind of change starts in your own back yard. Be a human doing, not a human being. THINK< THINK< THINK!


Cheers, and have a wonderful weekend.

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