Consumer attitudes to their own environmental impact are changing, and across the UK, people are becoming more aware of the choices they make and how this affects climate change. Whilst single-use plastic has continued to dominate the headlines, the impact on food wastage is rarely discussed. We’ve put together some headline statistics to show how food wastage across the UK is costing consumers money and having a significant impact on the environment. Throwing food in the bin isn’t the end of the impact, it’s all the climate footprint of growing, packaging, and transporting this food in the first place. Consumer attitudes are changing, but there’s more to reducing your carbon footprint than cutting down on single-use plastics. With everyone involved, a little goes a long way, so when you’re out shopping, ask yourself, am I actually going to eat this?
Infographic source: Silven Recruitment