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Food facts

Every year in Wales we produce about 400,000 tonnes
of food and drink waste ( lot of it goes straight to Landfil)

Wasted food has a big impact on climate change.  If it ends up in a  landfill

site it will rot and release Methane (a damaging greenhouse gas) into the environment. The best thing we can do with our food is enjoy it.

REMEMBER: Some food waste such as egg shells, banana skins and tea bags are never going to be on the menu.

The most wasted Household food item is bread, we waste around 25 million slices a day which adds up to around 9 billon slices a year. 

Home composting is a great way to stop uncooked kitchen waste ending up in landfill, and our gardens will really thank us for it. If you don't have a garden, remember to use your weekly food waste recycling service to recycle all leftover food.

For hints and tips on how to reduce food waste and get creative with leftovers visit

Did you know...?

  • Food waste could cost the average family up to £50 a month!

  • 40% of food thrown away that could have been eaten is fresh fruit and vegetables

  • Nearly one billion people in the world don’t get enough food to eat.

  • Around 7.2 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year, and most of it could have been eaten.

  • If we all stopped wasting perfectly good food, it would have the same CO2 impact as taking 1 in 5 cars off UK roads.

  • 250,000 tones of food that goes to waste each year is still edible