Everyone talks about packaging waste despite its value in preserving food. Hardly anyone talks about food waste despite its potentially greater consequences. Until now. A new book Waste : Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart refines earlier research to calculate the amount we throw away in Britain, including:
- 1.6 billion apples a year, 27 per person
- 484 million unopened yogurts
- 2.6 billion slices of bread
- £6 worth of bananas each.