Avoidable household food and drink waste cost in the UK 2012, by food group

This statistic shows the cost of avoidable household food and drink waste in the United Kingdom in 2012 by food group. Roughly 900 million British pounds worth of fresh fruit brought into UK households was wasted in 2012.

Cost of avoidable household food and drink waste in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, by food group*

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Source

Release date

November 2013

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 2012 to July 2013

Supplementary notes

* The cost to households of avoidable waste has been estimated from food prices for 2012, i.e. the cost to purchase food that was subsequently thrown away. It does not include the cost associated with preparing food and drink in the home (e.g. gas or electricity for cooking), travelling to and from the supermarket, or disposal costs incurred by local authorities. The cost was only calculated for avoidable food and drink waste as it is problematic to ascribe a cost to possibly avoidable and unavoidable waste.

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