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

 

The Impact of Waste

Tristram Stuart researcher and thinker on food waste author of “The Scandal of Food Waste” and behind the UK’s Food Waste Bill.

Story of Stuff a powerful 20-minute film looking at the impact of our production and consumption patterns.   It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.  Lots of useful stuff on mobiles, the cost of waste and new film the Story of Change.

Find a wide range of research on the impact of waste at  defra‘s website.


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