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Food Waste Facts

Food Waste Facts

Every year in Scotland, there is 600,000 tonnes of food and drink waste. It represents nearly a third of household waste in Scotland and the water footprint of avoidable waste is nearly 6% of Scottish water requirements.

This costs the average household £460 a year: that’s around £38 every month!

If we stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road!

The main reasons that we throw away good food is because we either prepare too much or we don’t use it in time.

The most wasted foods are fresh vegetables and salad, drink, fresh fruit, and bakery produce.

By simply planning ahead and only buying what you need, you could not only save yourself money but you could help to reduce the amount of waste in Scotland, helping our environment!

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