Food Waste Survey

November 5, 2020

Food waste

The County Council has launched a new food waste survey with the aim of understanding how residents’ attitudes towards food waste is changing.
The Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, Councillor Rob Humby, is quoted: “Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we knew that people were throwing away around one fifth of the food they bought … But with such drastic changes to our lifestyles this year, this may no longer be the case…National research indicates that during lockdown, there was a 34% reduction in key food items being thrown away, with more people planning meals, making use of freezers and using up leftovers.”
The survey is open until 12 November and can be accessed online here.
 

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