Britain has a waste problem – a staggering 1.9 million tonnes of food was wasted along the grocery supply chain in 2014/15 alone, some of it avoidable, some of it not. Just five sub-sectors are responsible for about 80% of avoidable food waste in manufacture. See below to find out what they are…
Meat, fish & poultry tops the table as the most wasteful sector, but unlike some, it has high levels of unavoidable waste such as bones, connective tissue and skin. However, 30% of this - the equivalent of 267,000 cows* - could be avoided, according to Wrap. Potential solutions include better carcase utilisation, further diversification of the export markets and reduced floor waste.
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*Based on a 600kg cow
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Revealed: supply chain wastes equivalent of 267,000 cows