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UK: share of adults who avoid food waste in 2019/2020, by age group

In 2019/2020, asked in a survey whether or not they avoid any food waste compared to a year ago, roughly 53 percent of respondents 65 years of age and older strongly agreed that they did so. The share of those who disagreed strongly among this age group came to zero percent. A larger share of respondents in this group and in the group of the 55 to 64 year old respondents (both reached a combined total of 81 percent) agreed overall (strongly and slightly) than in the other groups.

Do you try to avoid any food waste?*

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Source

In cooperation with
dunnhumby Beyond
Release date

June 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2019 to May 2020

Number of respondents

8,756 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was phrased as follows: "Compared to one year ago, which of the following actions have you taken towards making a more sustainable planet?--- I avoid any food waste"

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