FOOD WASTE

Wasted food has a huge impact on our environment.

Around 15 million tonnes of food is wasted every year in the UK alone, and the vast majority of that food is perfectly edible.

The lowest carbon, most sustainable thing we can do with food that is going to go to waste is put it in a belly, any belly, rather than a bin, any bin (landfill, anaerobic digestion, or compost).

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    A recent study by the UN FAO showed that THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF WASTED FOOD CURRENTLY STAND AT

    3.3 gigatonnes

    Which means that if food waste was a country, it would be the 3rd highest carbon emitter on the planet after the US and China

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    Around 10%

    OF THE UK’S CARBON FOOTPRINT COMES FROM FOOD THAT IS NEVER EVEN EATEN

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    FOR EVERY TONNE OF FOOD THAT
    WE SAVE FROM GOING TO WASTE

    we save 4.2 tonnes of CO2

    FROM BEING OMMITTED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE

Prevention
Waste
Reduction

Waste of raw materials, ingredients and product arising is reduced – measured in overall reduction in waste

Redistribution

Redistribution to the people

Animal Feed

Sent to animal feed

Recycling
Recycling

Waste sent to anerobic digestion, or

Waste composted

Recovery
Recovery

Incineration of waste with energy recovery

Disposal
Disposal

Incineration of waste without any energy recovery, sent to landfill or goes to sewer

We were proud to be part of the consultation on the region’s 2017 Sustainable Food Vision

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