Recycling group The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have reported that £610,000,000 of edible food worth is thrown away every year in Wales. This is the equivalent of six meals wasted every week by the average Welsh household and include the top three foods: milk, potatoes and bread.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme said households were buying too much food, portion sizes were too big and there was consumer confusion over “best before” labels. WRAP advised better understanding between ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates.
Alun Davies the Natural Resources and Food Minister said: “Tackling avoidable food waste is key to Wales moving towards zero waste, so I welcome the findings of this report.”