The Cost Of Food Wastage (Infographic)

Posted on Dec 17 2013 - 2:42pm by Alexandra Ashton

Criticizing what he called the “culture of waste”, Pope Francis recently said that to throw away good food is like stealing from the poor. What about you? Do you steal from the poor? Nobody wants to be granted this title, but to avoid it you must change the way you act.

According to this infographic we have to show you, every year the United Kingdom produced 3,610,500 tonnes of food waste. We are talking about millions of tonnes of food that the families and the retailers wasted because they lack a good saving structure and proper rules.  “Our grandparents used to have as a principle not throw away the leftovers. Consumerism us accustomed to wasting food daily and are unable to see their real value. Doing this is like stealing food off the table of those who are poor and hungry”, the Pope said.

This generalized attitude that has spread across the developed countries is especially deplorable because there are still millions of people suffering with hunger every day in dozens of countries. According to the United Nations, hunger affects about 870 million people on the planet and two billion suffer from at least one nutritional deficiency.

Is this really the right path? NO! And that’s why reading this awesome infographic can change your mind and provide precious advices to help you avoid wasting food.

Start by applying these rules to your daily routines and you will see how much food – and, of course, how much money – you will save every year. Besides, it’s so easy… You don’t really have an excuse to escape this one: it’s a matter of adopting a healthier and more conscious lifestyle that will save not only your time (because you will be using more leftovers and spending less time shopping) and your money (well, this one is obvious), but especially the environment.


About the Author

Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.