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).
A recent study by the UN FAO showed that THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF WASTED FOOD CURRENTLY STAND AT
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
OF THE UK’S CARBON FOOTPRINT COMES FROM FOOD THAT IS NEVER EVEN EATEN
FOR EVERY TONNE OF FOOD THAT
WE SAVE FROM GOING TO WASTE
FROM BEING OMMITTED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE
Waste of raw materials, ingredients and product arising is reduced – measured in overall reduction in waste
Redistribution to the people
Sent to animal feed
Waste sent to anerobic digestion, or
Incineration of waste with energy recovery
Incineration of waste without any energy recovery, sent to landfill or goes to sewer