food waste
food waste

In 2016, an inquiry on food waste was launched after it was found out that 7.3m tons of food was wasted in UK households in 2015.
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A report conducted by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has revealed that More than £10 billion worth of food is thrown away in British households every year.

The report has exposed the massive food waste problem of U.K., citing that the the government should establish a national food waste reduction target and supermarkets must do their part to address the issue.

Neil Parish, committee chairman, said, as mentioned by Huffington Post UK, “Food waste has grotesque economic, social and environmental costs. Economically, food waste costs households hundreds of pounds a year and causes increased disposal costs to local authorities, pushing up council tax bills.”

“Socially it is a scandal that people are going hungry and using food banks when so…