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Food Waste: The Negative Stats

Watch your waste What do we know about global food loss and waste? Food waste around the world Each year, one third of all the food that is produced globally gets thrown away. This wasted food uses: 1.4 250 3.3 billion hectares of farmland cubic kilometres of water billion tonnes of CO2 That's an area the size of Antarctica. This amount would fill 400,000 This is more than any country in the world except China and the USA. Olympic-sized swimming pools. 7.7 3.3 5.4 1.6 China USA Food India What about the UK? In the UK we waste million tonnes of food each year Great Pyramid of Giza UK food waste 6.5 million tonnes 7 million tonnes Think about the problem Use it up Think about the money Reduce portions Of the 7 million tonnes of food wasted each year. The average family with children spends almost... Of the £12.5 billion of waste. 3. 3. 4.2 million tonnes is food that could be eaten. £4.1 billion is because too much food has been served. £60 a month on good food that goes to waste. In a BHF test, 88% of people The average household throws away 5 kg of food every week. This is equal to £700 a year. served themselves more than the recommended 30g portion size of cereal, Reduce your waste footprint Consider your environmental impact 4 million tonnes out of 7 million In 2012, avoidable food and drink waste in the UK produced approximately 17 million tonnes of CO2. ends up in a landfill site. If we all stop wasting food that coula nave been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road, The UK is set to reach its landfill capacity limit by 2018. Sources: 1. Sponsored by Waste 2. 3. (24/7) Removal 4. 5. 6.

Food Waste: The Negative Stats

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Each year, one third of all the food that is produced globally gets thrown away. Just in the UK, people throw nearly 7 million tonnes of food away each year. That's more than the weight of the Great P...



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