Wrap: Estimates of waste in the food and drink supply chain – free report

15 October 2013

This report contains estimates for the amount of waste in the UK supply chain of food and drink. Estimates for 2011 are presented for food and drink manufacturing, grocery retail and wholesale, including waste food and drink and waste packaging. The production of food and drink results in significant benefits to the UK economy (£80bn Gross Value Added (GVA), around 7% of the UK total) as well as providing many jobs. It also uses significant quantities of resources and its impacts include 170Mt of CO2e emissions (21% of UK‟s territorial emissions) and the consumption of around 70 billion m3 of water or roughly 70% of the UK‟s water footprint.
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