Food waste facts to motivate you to waste less

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More than one third of all food produced globally ends up going to waste. (Source)

All one billion of the world’s hungry people could be fed with less than a quarter of the total food wasted by the US, the UK and Europe. (Source)

25% of the world’s fresh water supply is used to grow food that never ends up being eaten. (Source)

If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses after China and the USA. The greenhouse gas emissions from 1kg of food waste is equivalent to the GHGs from landfilling 25,000 plastic bottles. (Source)

Wasting food at home costs the average UK family £700 per year. (Source)

UK households are responsible for more than half of all food waste in the UK. (Source)

But the good news is…

Reducing food waste is the number one solution to the climate crisis, coming above electric cars, solar power and plant-based diets. (Source)

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