Sunday, October 20, 2013

Food waste

Tesco has said statistics show that 68% of salad to be sold in bags is thrown out, 35% of it by customers. Tesco found that 40% of apples are wasted, as are just under 50% of bakery items. A quarter of grapes are wasted and a fifth of all bananas are unused - one in 10 is thrown away by customers.

The data shows that in the first six months of this year, 28,500 tonnes of food waste were generated in Tesco's stores and distribution centres. The last figures published by Wrap in 2011 estimate that 15 million tonnes of food waste is generated each year in the UK.

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