Food waste is everyone’s problem.
From production lines to our fridges, to the bottom of our trash bins. The wastage of food is leading to a drainage of resources, money, and even clean air.
That’s why we’ve created the Respect Food campaign. We want to inspire and encourage people to reduce their food waste and save both their money and the environment. We believe that every small amount of food saved adds up, and it can help hugely in slowing down climate change and keeping ecosystems in balance.
These 11 facts will lift the lid on food waste. Use our calculator to see how you can make a difference economically and environmentally by taking them into account.
1. 1.3billion tons of food is wasted each year.
2. Wasted food amounts to over $1trillion of loss and wastage annually.
3. If all the food wasted was made into a country, it would be the third largest carbon dioxide producer in the world, surpassing the carbon dioxide produced by countries such as India and Russia. A total of 3.3billion tons of carbon dioxide is produced by food waste.