There’s an elephant in the room…and it’s called food waste!

According to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, up to half of all the food produced in the world is thrown away.

Yes, you read that right – half of all food in the world! That amounts to a staggering two billion tons of food. Or around 286 million fully grown, male African elephants.

The reasons given for this mind-boggling waste include poor infrastructure and storage facilities, over-strict sell-by dates, ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ offers, and consumer fussiness.

A while back we posted a whitepaper on this blog with a collection of money-saving tips we found on Twitter, including a tip on how to make the most of your vegetables and not waste food – you can find it here.

Source: AOL Money


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