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1 Love Food Hate Waste… Ruth Roberts

2 WRAP launched Love Food Hate Waste in 2007 to help UK households recognise and tackle the issue of food waste Love Food Hate Waste: how it began

3 Household food waste collections Household food and drink in the UK Household waste recycling centres Home composting and fed to animals Sewer Household kerbside collections of residual waste 1. Waste Data Flow 2. Review of Municipal Waste Composition 3. The Food We Waste (WRAP) Kitchen Diary (WRAP) Down the Drain (WRAP)

4 49% 2% 22%27%

5 4.4m tonnes 1.4m tonnes 7.2m tonnes Total food and drink waste Avoidable Possibly Avoidable Unavoidable Household food and drink waste in the UK

6 Avoidable Prepared, served, or cooked too much Not used in time Household food and drink waste in the UK 4.4m tonnes

7 Household food and drink waste All types of food and drink are thrown away. The most prominent by weight are;  Fresh vegetables and salad  drink  fresh fruit  bakery

8 EACH DAY in the UK, we throw away around… 4.1m apples 1.7m bananas 1.4m sausages 1.3m eggs 5.3m potatoes

9 The average home throws away 270 kg of food and drink per year  5kgs per week  120kg per person, per year

10 We all throw away food – Age Group Kilograms per person per week 0 1

11 Environmental Impact  Producing, storing and transporting food to us uses up a lot of energy and resources  The equivalent of 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year  If we were to stop wasting food it would be the equivalent of taking1 in 5 cars off UK roads

12 Environmental Impact Sending food to landfill generates methane which is one of the most harmful greenhouse gases

13 UK householders are throwing away £12 billion worth of good food and drink every year.  £480 per household per year  £680 per household with children per year  Savings of up to £50 a month Financial impact

14 What are the retailers doing to help?

15 What is the Courtauld Commitment? A voluntary agreement between WRAP and individual retailers and brands to improve resource efficiency and reduce the carbon and wider environmental impact of the grocery retail sector.

16 53 retailers and brands including…

17 Courtauld Commitment targets: To reduce the carbon impact of grocery packaging by 10% To reduce UK household food and drink waste by 4% To reduce grocery packaging waste in the supply chain by 5%

18 Helping consumers buy the right amount

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20 Helping consumers keep food at its best

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22 Practical Tips and Advice

23 Five Key Behaviours It pays to plan Know your dates Savvy storage Perfect portions Lovely Leftovers

24 Key Behaviour 1 It Pays to Plan

25 The benefits of planning Planning can help you to save time and money by encouraging you to:  use up the food you already have  only buy what you need  avoid impulse buys  eat a more nutritionally balanced diet  use up food from your freezer  prepare meals in advance  involve members of the family

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27 Key Behaviour 2 Know your dates

28 Key Behaviour 3 Savvy storage

29 Using the Freezer  Food can theoretically be stored in the freezer forever - it only deteriorates in quality, not safety  Changes in quality include colour, texture and flavour  Thaw food in fridge so that it doesn't get too warm. Eat within 24 hours after it’s been defrosted

30 Key Behaviour 4 Perfect portions

31  Weigh or measure your food – work out the right amount for you.  Encourage people to serve themselves from dishes on the table  You don’t need any fancy tools – a mug, tablespoon, spaghetti measure or simple scales are all you need Perfect Portions

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33 Key Behaviour 5 Lovely leftovers

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35 Five Key Behaviours It pays to plan Know your dates Savvy storage Perfect portions Lovely Leftovers

36 Passing the message on….


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