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1254: The water and carbon footprint of household food and drink waste

This paper is taken from the executive summary of a report by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and WWF-UK, ‘The water and carbon footprint of household food and drink waste in the UK’

Year of Publication2011

Reducing food waste will not, by itself, solve all the problems of climate change and poor water management, but it can make a positive contribution. Avoidable food waste represents 6% of UK water requirements, equivalent to 243 litres per person per day and 3% of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions. The most significant contributors to avoidable carbon emissions are milk waste, coffee waste and wheat products

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