Household food waste, top wasted items

Here are household food , top wasted items from WRAP 2018


From uneaten leftovers that we simply throw in the bin to spoiled foods we’ve left in the fridge, most food waste is actually avoidable and 70% could have been eaten at some point.

Top 3 most wasted food items

  1. Potatoes
  2. Bread
  3. Meat

Top wasted veg items

  1. Onion
  2. Carrots
  3. Lettuce
  4. Root vegetables
  5. Cabbage

Top wasted fruits

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Berry fruits
  4. Oranges
  5. Stoned fruits such e.g peaches/plums

Top wasted meats

  1. Pork/ham/bacon
  2. Poultry
  3. Beef

Top wasted dairy products

  1. Milk
  2. Yoghurt/Yoghurt drink
  3. Cheese