This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at

Food Waste May 6, 2008

Filed under: Food,Waste — ecoemails @ 7:51 pm

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


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