Our global food system is responsible for more than a third of total greenhouse gas emissions. It is the single biggest contributor to biodiversity loss, deforestation, drought, freshwater pollution and the collapse of aquatic wildlife.

Climate change is happening, affects everyone, but the poorest and most vulnerable are and will continue to be hit the hardest. 

One third – many say more like 40% – of the food that is grown to be eaten is lost or wasted. This means emissions from food waste alone are 10% of the world’s emissions – more than the aviation industry. 

In the UK, 6.4 Million tonnes of edible food goes to waste from businesses and households. Worth £19 Million, this would be associated with more than 25 Mt of GHG emissions, and would make the equivalent of over 15 billion meals – enough to feed the entire UK population 3 meals a day for 11 weeks (WRAP)

Other videos

REfUSE – A food Journey from Nick Whitworth on Vimeo.

Media appearances

  • Nikki on national BBC radio:
  • Metro Radio
  • and The Sun?!? (We definitely did not give them our stuff… #dontbuythesun)
  • Nikki on the Iceland bin-raiding episode, 2017:

Blogs about us 

Other organisations fighting food waste