The hierarchy of food waste management: what you can do

Food waste in the UK has consistently been a problem, both in terms of household waste and the waste generated by the hospitality industry.

The latter kind includes unsold food products because they did not meet quality standards, dishes sent back in restaurants, scraps left on a student’s plate after a meal at school, or ingredients that are left unused past the expiry date.

Apart from the wastage of resources and energy, food waste which still ends up in landfill due to poor segregation continues to have adverse effects on the environment, releasing harmful gases into the atmosphere.

Given that the UK produces approximately 15 million tons of food annually, it is