UK householders throw away 34,000 tonnes of beef every year – the equivalent of 300m beef burgers, according to new research.
The national Love Food Hate Waste campaign has partnered with farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, to urge Britons to make the most of their meat.
Around £260m worth of raw and cooked beef items go to waste each year in UK households, according to the research by the campaign. But much of this could be avoided, it says, through simple steps such as planning meals in advance, storing food better, understanding date labels, serving the right portions and making better use of leftovers.
Which is, how much is that? Is that a lot or a little?
It would appear that beef sales are around £2.2 billion a year in the UK.
10% wastage of fresh food? Sound like much of a problem? Adding in scraps, stuff that goes off in the back of the fridge, overcooking, bone and fat and all the rest?
Can’t say it’s exactly one of those numbers that scares me really.
Do note, of course, that they are valuing said scraps at the non-scraps prices…..