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This report provides estimates of the amount of food and drink waste generated by UK households in 2012. It includes details of the types of food and drink wasted, why it is thrown away, and where the material goes. It updates WRAP’s 2007 estimates of household food and drink waste.

Updated Household Food Waste Figures

For the most up-to-date information on household food and drink waste in the United Kingdom, including estimates on quantity and types of waste, reasons for discarding, financial costs, and greenhouse gas emissions, please refer to the Household Food and Drink Waste in the United Kingdom 2021/22.

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