Schools! Did you know the UK throws away around 9.5m tonnes of food waste in a single year !

Is your school combating food waste?

Do you have a Thrift Make Do Friday?

Do you share perishable residue school food with the parents or the local community

Are you cooking recipes that include all ‘saviour foods’

We would love to hear about your schools own success stories in helping to reduce food waste.

We thought we would share some interesting foods facts that contribute to food poverty, hunger and land fills challenges in the UK every day.

  • If global food waste was a country it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China.
  • The UK throws away around 9.5m tonnes of food waste in a single year – even though 8.4m people in the UK are considered to be in food poverty.
  • Bread, followed by bagged salad and then fresh vegetables comprise the top three ‘most thrown away’ food items. 
  • According to WRAP, worldwide we waste a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food globally each year, which equates to one third of all food produced for human consumption.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme’s 2021 Food Waste Index estimates that foodservice globally is responsible for 244m tonnes of food waste annually. 
  • The average household around the world is responsible for 74kg of food waste each year.