1. Over 1/3 of all food produced globally goes to waste.

  2. The annual value of food wasted globally is $1 trillion, and it weighs 1.3 billion tonnes.

  3. Nearly one billion hungry people across the globe could be fed on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe.

  4. An area larger than China is used to grow food that is never eaten.

  5. 25% of the world’s fresh water supply is used to grow food that is never eaten.

  6. If food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China & the USA).

  7. Reducing food waste is the #1 solution to the climate crisis, according to Project DrawDown – coming above electric cars, solar power and plant-based diets.

  8. In most developed countries, over half of all food waste takes place in the home.

  9. In the home, food waste is worth £730 per year to the average UK family ($2,275 in the USA), which collectively adds up to £15 billion per year.

  10. 2.3 billion people are joining the planet by 2050 – this will require a 60-70% increase in global food production, unless we change our consumer habits.