The Cost of Wasted Food
The world is producing more food and making a greater profit than at any time in history. Yet, we are wasting more food than ever before.
With Christmas and the inevitable gastronomic feast looming food waste is an important issue consumers need to be aware of.
The USA wastes $218bn worth of food each year.
Over the Christmas period it is predicted that Brits will waste:
- 1.5 million bottles of Prosecco
- 2 million turkeys
- 5 million Christmas puddings
- 74 million mince pies
The implications for the planet, for humans and for animals is shocking. In this piece we take a look at some of the statistics that are a stark reminder as to the seriousness of the problem.
There are lots of things you can do to help cut food waste this Christmas, so we’ve also included some tips to help you get started.