Thursday, March 04, 2021


 More than 900 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year, according to the UN Environment Programme's Food Waste Index.

17% of the food available to consumers - in shops, households and restaurants - goes directly into the bin.

That is equivalent of  23 million 40-tonne trucks. Bumper-to-bumper, enough to circle the Earth seven times.

Richard Swannell from sustainability charity Wrap told BBC News,  "Wasted food is responsible for 8-10% of greenhouse gas emissions, so if food waste was a country, it would be the third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet."

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes - BBC News

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