This document contains an overview of statistics on food surplus and waste in the UK.

Key content

  • Section 1 contains an overview of food waste and food surplus in the UK for all sectors for 2021.
  • Section 2 contains an update on the UK trends in food waste as of 2021 against the Courtauld Commitment 2030 and SDG 12.3 targets.
  • Section 3 provides useful facts on food surplus redistribution for year 2022.
  • Section 4 provides useful facts relating to household food waste.
  • Section 5 presents more detail on estimates of food waste and surplus on farms.

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  • Food Surplus and Waste in the UK - Key Facts November 2023

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