Household food waste in the UK, 2015

This report provides estimates for total and avoidable household food waste (HHFW) for 2014 and 2015, for the UK.

The changes compared to 2012 and previous estimates are discussed in the context of factors influencing food waste and the Courtauld Commitment 3 target for household food waste prevention.

Key points:

  • The estimated amount of HHFW in the UK for 2015 was 7.3 million tonnes.
  • Overall there has been no statistically significant change in the estimated levels of HHFW between 2012 and 2015.

More recent data on household food waste was published by WRAP in January 2020, which can be found here