The facts behind food waste are truly shocking. Each year in London, we throw away 910,000 tonnes of food from our homes, of which 540,000 tonnes (60%) is good food and drink that we could have enjoyed. What’s more, we’re throwing our money away, spending £1.4 billion on food destined for the bin!
Unfortunately a big proportion of population still isn’t recycling food correctly and is throwing it in a black bag. Not only does it contaminate any waste that could have been recycled and causes reduction in recycling percentage but it also ends up in landfill instead of being used for biogas which is used to produce electricity, heat or transport fuels.
Recycling food could really bring down the carbon footprint we cause each day and to think that we could all help by doing our bit by segregating food left overs, peelings etc in a green food waste bin provided by council.
Take your time, look after our planet and recycle! 😉