The food that households throw away makes up 70% of all food waste in the UK, after production. The average family chucks out seven meals’ worth of food a week, at a cost of £70 a month, according to media reports.
It’s a lot, but it’s reducing. UK households now waste £3.4 billion a year less than in 2007. That’s great news in lots of ways, not least when it comes to preventing climate change. It saves 5 million tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of taking 2.2 million cars off the road. Find out more on the Love Food Hate Waste website >>