Food waste facts


If all UK households composted their food waste, we could avoid 2 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions every year.

British food travels around 20 billion miles a year – 18 million tonnes of it will end up in landfill.

Around 20% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions are food-related.

Up to 30% of the typical household's waste is organic and can be turned into compost.

Even regular home composters send almost 70kg of compostable food waste to landfill every year.