Report Food wastage survey: Brits are most likely to waste bread

first_imgA survey carried out for Waitrose has found that the average person in the UK bins around £400-worth of perishables per year, while more than half of those polled (56%) admitted to throwing away bread every week.Other perishables frequently thrown away each week were bananas (32%); bagged salads (30%); cold meats (18%); and milk (17%)Those living in Brighton were found to be the worst offenders when it came to binning uneaten food on a daily basis, with 16.67% admitting to it, compared to 12.87% of those living in London. The survey, taken this month by Onepoll, revealed that Chelmsford in Essex was best, with only 2% of its residents throwing away food daily. Over 14% of Oxford’s residents bin food each day, compared to 13% in Wrexham, 6.94% in Cambridge, and 5.36% in Norwich.Despite the high percentage of food wastage, the survey found that over 60% of Brits take leftovers to work for lunch the next day, and over 92% reuse shopping bags. Over 73% of those questioned also said they felt guilty about throwing away gone-off food.Waitrose announced the results of the survey to raise awareness of HRH The Prince of Wales’ new Start initiative to encourage Brits to live a more sustainable way of life.last_img read more

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Ulster Bank League resumes after short break

first_imgHowever, the poor weather of the last day or so means that just one of the Tipperary teams in Division 2A are in action.Cashel travel to take on Blackrock – the match at Stradbrook begins at 2.30pm with updates on Tipp FM at regular intervals.Nenagh Ormond were due to host Malone but the pitch at New Ormond Park has been deemed unplayable.last_img

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