Domestic food waste reduced in last five years


The huge amount of food wasted by UK households has hit the headlines once more.

This Guardian article concentrates on the sheer quantity of wasted food: “The average UK family is wasting nearly £60 a month by throwing away almost an entire meal a day”. This figure comes from a report by WRAP (the government’s waste advisory body, the Waste & Resources Action Programme).

What is surprising about the report is that it states: “that the amount of food and drink thrown away that could have been eaten fell by 21% between 2007 and 2012”. This sounds like a major improvement to me, although there’s still plenty of room for further savings!

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