Wasted food wastes water too
Our research has found that the water footprint of avoidable food waste is 6,200 million cubic metres per year representing nearly 6% of all our water requirements. In per capita terms, this is 243 litres per person per day, approximately one and a half times the daily average household water use in the UK. A quarter of this water footprint represents water used to grow and process food here in the UK, i.e. water from the UK‟s rivers, lakes and aquifers.
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