National Zero Waste Week 6 to 12 September 2010

August 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord


National Zero Waste Week takes place the week beginning 6th September 2010.

This year’s theme is ‘Cooking for Victory’ in response to the Waste Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) “household Food and Drink Waste in the UK” report. The report shows we throw away 8.3 million tonnes of food and drink every year.

Most of this is avoidable and could have been eaten if we had planned, stored and managed it better.

This amount of food waste costs the average family in Britain £50 per month.

2 Responses to “National Zero Waste Week 6 to 12 September 2010”

  1. rosie dorey

    £50 per month???? That’s huge! ….. and crazy!

    Since we, and I’m sure many other families too, are not part of that statistic (we throw no food away), it must mean that there are some out there that are throwing away well in excess of that figure….. pheweee!

  2. Lindsay

    It’s worth taking a couple of minutes to visit – a campaign generated by WRAP that has been up and running for a couple of years now and highlights more of these pretty gobsmacking facts in a way that is very easy to digest, if you’ll pardon the pun. One example is that for every three bags of food that the average consumer brings home from the supermarket, one may as well go directly in the bin. People taking the time to read this blog are probably not the worst offenders, but they may well be able to pass on a few tips to those that do not realise a) how much food they throw away in the first place, and b) that putting food into the waste stream is really bad news for the environment. This is one area where education alone has the power to eradicate the problem, so spread the word!

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