Estimates avoidable food waste retail and manufacturing United Kingdom (UK) 2015

Estimates of avoidable food waste in manufacturing and retail in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by manufacturing sub-sector (in tonnes)

Estimates avoidable food waste retail and manufacturing United Kingdom (UK) 2015 This statistic shows estimates of avoidable food waste in food and drink manufacturing and retail in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. The report shoes that the diary production industry generates the highest volume of waste at 200 thousand tonnes, which is 23 percent of total manufacturing avoidable food waste. The meat, poultry and fish industry was also responsible for generating a significant volume of food waste at 160 thousand tonnes, approximately 18 percent of total manufacturing avoidable food waste.
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Estimates of avoidable food waste in manufacturing and retail in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by manufacturing sub-sector (in tonnes)

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Food waste volume in tonnes
Dairy products200,000
Meat, poultry and fish160,000
Ambient products130,000
Fresh fruit and vegetable processing100,000
Bakery, cake and cereals90,000
Alcoholic drinks60,000
Pre-prepared meals60,000
Confectionery30,000
Soft drinks and fruit juices25,000
Milling10,000
Sugar2,000
Food waste volume in tonnes
Dairy products200,000
Meat, poultry and fish160,000
Ambient products130,000
Fresh fruit and vegetable processing100,000
Bakery, cake and cereals90,000
Alcoholic drinks60,000
Pre-prepared meals60,000
Confectionery30,000
Soft drinks and fruit juices25,000
Milling10,000
Sugar2,000
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This statistic shows estimates of avoidable food waste in food and drink manufacturing and retail in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. The report shoes that the diary production industry generates the highest volume of waste at 200 thousand tonnes, which is 23 percent of total manufacturing avoidable food waste. The meat, poultry and fish industry was also responsible for generating a significant volume of food waste at 160 thousand tonnes, approximately 18 percent of total manufacturing avoidable food waste.
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