Stop Food Waste Day is an environmental awareness day that seeks to educate and ignite change around the issue of food waste.
Food waste is an expensive issue. It’s estimated that 32% cent of all food purchased per year in the UK is not eaten.
Food waste also has a significant environmental impact. It’s estimated that half of the water used to produce this food also goes to waste since agriculture is the largest human use of water. Food waste also releases methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change, if not disposed of properly.
Stop Food Waste Day aims to tackle this issue by helping to halve food waste by 2030. Find useful tips to prevent food waste, and take a pledge on social media to reduce your food waste, using the hashtag #stopfoodwasteday.