1/3 of all food purchased goes straight in the bin
85% of food thrown away is edible (i.e. not peelings, bones, tea bags)
On average each we waste £460 a year on buying food that we’ll throw away and not eat.
And the UK’s food waste accounts for equivalent emmissions as 20% of the cars in the UK.
Main reasons for waste food:
· Buying more than we need – unplanned shopping
· Storage – fridges are often too warm
· Not eating short shelf life items before their use by date
· Informal or unplanned eating patterns leading to food bought that is not needed.
70% of all fridges are too warm
1-5C recommended fridge temperature