UK Food Waste

UK Food Waste- are you doing enough?

UK Food Waste

As UK food waste soars could you be doing more?

A recent study carried out on behalf of Waitrose found that 14% of the 2000 adults questioned forgot to check sell by dates, while one in ten admitted to buying more than needed in the first place.

The research found eggs, yoghurt, and cheese to be the most common items wasted closely followed by fruit and salad such as tomatoes, lettuce, and citrus fruits.

Not planning supermarket shopping and over estimating portion sizes are the main reasons given for food waste.

Top 20 Foods Thrown Away

The twenty most common food items that are thrown away after going off are:

  1. Salad leaves
  2. Bread
  3. Milk
  4. Bananas
  5. Cucumbers
  6. Strawberries
  7. Potatoes
  8. Eggs
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Carrots
  11. Cheese
  12. Yoghurt
  13. Mushrooms
  14. Cream
  15. Apples
  16. Fresh meat
  17. Oranges
  18. Onions
  19. Fresh fish
  20. Blueberries

What Can You Do to Reduce Food Waste?

So, what can you do to reduce your food waste?

Planning your shopping is the key to success don’t buy too much. Or you could shop more often we know time is precious, but did you know eighteen of the twenty food items listed above are available delivered to your door by Moo Fresh and unlike the supermarkets there is no minimum spend or delivery charge.

Orders can be placed or amended until 8pm the day before your delivery.

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