6th January 2023
Reducing food waste House of Lords As part of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, the UK Government has committed to halving the UK’s per capita food waste by 2030. In 2018, the UK produced around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste, a 15% reduction from 2007. About two thirds of food waste is that thrown away by households which fell from 8 million tonnes in 2007 to 6.6 million tonnes in 2018 – ie in 2018 we were throwing away 18% of our food. This fell to an all time low in the lockdown in 2020 when we threw away just 13% of what we bought.
Since then figures suggest we are less careful with food waste but hopefully if we have done it once we can do it.