Around 15 million tonnes of food is wasted every year in the UK alone and the vast majority of that food is perfectly edible.
To lower the carbon emission impact of this the most sustainable thing we can do with this food that is going to go to waste is put it in a belly, any belly, rather than a bin (landfill/incineration).
A recent study by the UN FAO showed that the carbon footprint of wasted food currently stands at 3.3 gigatonnes. Which means that if food waste was a country, it would be the 3rd highest carbon emitter on the planet after the US and China
Around 10% of the UK’s carbon footprint comes from food that is never eaten.
For every tonne of food that we save from going to waste we save 4.2 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere.