Food waste in the UK is getting out of control

Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.

There was an interesting article in the Daily Mail on Thursday so it became a hot topic for conversation.

Wasteful Brits bin 6 meals every week: £12bn of food thrown away annually, MPs reveal

  • Average households could save £400 a year if they ate all they bought
  • Booming global population is expected to put supplies under pressure 
  • Half of the UK’s food waste – about seven million tons – occurs in the home 

I spoke with Howard Bentham at BBC Radio Oxford on Thursday. Here’s the interview if you’d like to listen.

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