Food Waste Statistics

Every year in the UK 18 million tonnes of food end up in landfill.

  • Approx 1/3 from producers/ supply chain, 1/3 from retail and 1/3 from households
  • Annual value : 23 BILLION [and rising rapidly due to soaring prices]
  • Massive environmental damage and landfill costs to dispose
  • Many people, groups and families on low incomes/ poverty unable to afford "healthy" foods [and rising rapidly due to soaring prices/ fuel costs etc]
  • "Food Poverty" and widespread poor health resulting contributing dually in mal-nutrition and obesity levels
  • Disposal costs to business passed on to consumers in higher prices, landfill costs in local taxes less income

For more details you may like to visit the excellent Love Food Hate Waste website

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