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


Don’t miss Throwaway Britain – this Thursday, 1st August ITV Tonight 9pm

Karen at a landfill

Don’t miss this investigation of our throwaway society and what can be done to reduce our waste –   Thursday, 1st August on ITV’s Tonight at 9-10pm.  It features our very own Karen Cannard  supporting a family in Liverpool through The Rubbish Diet.   Karen said “it was great to work with Sandy and her family -  they really embraced the Diet.  I was amazed at how much they managed to slim their bin and their food bills.  They saved £10 a week that they didn’t know they were throwing away.  Try it for yourself on-line at our website   The Rubbish Diet

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