Household Food Waste
If you want to minimise food waste in your own household, the Love Food Hate Waste campaign website is a useful resource.
If you want to learn more about household food waste read WRAP’s March 2011 report ‘The Water and Carbon Footprint of Household Food and Drink Waste in the UK‘
World Food Waste
Details about food waste throughout the system and over the whole world can be find on Wikipedia, a much quoted 2013 report fom the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a September 2013 report on Food Waste by the Global Food Security programme. The figures quoted in these reports suggest that up to 50% of the world’s food prouction ends up as waste – a truly horrifying figure.
DEFRA Waste Policy
Details about the DEFRA Waste Policy for England and Wales can be found on the UK.Gov website.