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Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

Would you like to reduce the amount of food you waste? The Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign can help you to reduce the amount of food you throw away.

Potato lovers hate waste - posterThe facts about food waste 

Wasting food waste costs £420 a year for every family in Hull. Nationally, we waste 6.7 million tonnes of food every year - about a third of the food we buy. Over one quarter (nearly 1.2 million tonnes) of the food thrown away each year is thrown away still in its packaging.
 
Every year we waste (in tonnes) -

  • 359,000 potatoes
  • 328,000 sliced of bread
  • 90,000 apples

Foods thrown away whole and unused include -

  • grapes (4.8 billion a year)Lamb lovers hate waste - poster
  • tomatoes (1 billion a year)
  • bread rolls (775 million a year)
  • yoghurts and yoghurt drinks (484 million a year)

Some food waste, such as egg shells, banana skins and tea bags, is inevitable. Home composting is a great way to stop this sort of waste ending up in landfill, and is good for our gardens too.

Find out more about composting

Most of the food we throw away could have been eaten if it had been managed better.

Find out more food waste facts, tips on minimising food waste and tasty recipes at the Love Food Hate Waste website (link opens in a new window)

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