7 million tonnes of food and drink goes in the bin. Cutting out food waste create the same reduction in carbon emissions as taking 1 in 4 cars off the road. WRAP

83per cent of sofas are not re-used. Just doubling the number of sofas re-used, could save 52,000 tonnes of CO2 WRAP

Between 25-40% of UK fruit and vegetable crops are rejected by supermarkets and end up in landfill. Tristram Stuart

Between 2012 and 2020 an estimated £7 billion of precious metal will be sent to landfill in the UK’s electronic waste WRAP

12 billion pounds worth of useable food is wasted in the UK - or about 20 million tonnes. Meanwhile 4 million people in the UK suffer from malnutrition. Tristram Stuart

Nearly 25 per cent of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that's taken to landfill could be reused , worth around £200m gross a year. WRAP

The average family throws away £50 of good food every month WRAP

 

David Attenborough makes the case for Zero Waste

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Naturalist David Attenborough makes the case for a complete rethink of our use of plastics in his documentary  Plastic Oceans.   Cheap and versatile plastic has just one big downside -  it is almost indestructable in the natural environment, taking more than 400 years to decompose.   So it builds up in the environment, playing havoc with wildlife.   Join us to create pressure for change.

 

 

 

 

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