Why is it so important that we pay attention to how much we waste?
The first week in March 2021 is Food Waste Action Week. We decided to take some time to find out just how much of an impact food waste is having on our environment and we were shocked to find out some of the statistics. We discovered through WRAP that around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted, all that food waste contributes to between 8-10% of the total man made greenhouse gas emissions. To put that into further perspective, if food waste was a country it would be the worlds third largest emitter of CO2 emissions after China and the USA.
How can we help as indiviuals?
All these scary statistics can sometimes make us feel helpless, I know that's how we feel sometimes. However, a good way to start is small and incrementally. Although about 70% of food waste in the UK is coming from homes, we can feel empowered by this! Instead of wa