British households are throwing away around a third of all the food they buy, amounting to 6.7m tonnes every year.
A third of food bought in the UK goes to waste
This staggering statistic has been released by Government waste body WRAP, which plans to publish a detailed report of its findings at the end of the month.
According to the edited highlights, only half of this food waste would be edible, while the rest comprises of things like bones, vegetable peelings and tea bags.
Nevertheless, this means that for every pound being spent on food around 16p is being wasted.
Your Web Master says: Food waste is an excellent feedstock for anaerobic digestion. OK. Do all you can to minimise food waste, but encourage government to help fund anaerobic digestion plants and this waste food will be used for energy production.