According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, around a third of the food that we produce globally is either lost in the supply chain or wasted by consumers. It has been estimated that food losses and waste contribute as much as 10% of all GHGE globally, but in the UK less than a third of people make a clear link between wasting food and climate change. Wasting less food at home, for example by checking date labels, storing food correctly, or finding creative ways to use leftover food, can all help the environment and save money at the same time – an obvious ‘win-win’.
Here's a selection of resources to support teaching around food waste:
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