Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This will make you stop and think...

According to WRAP, every day in the UK we throw away:

5.1 million whole potatoes
4.4 million whole apples
2.8 million whole tomatoes
7 million whole slices of bread
1.3 million unopened yoghurts and yoghurt drinks
1.2 million sausages
1 million slices of ham
0.7 million whole eggs
0.7 million whole bars of chocolate and unwrapped sweets
0.3 million unopened meat-based ready meals or takeaways
0.3 million unopened packets of crisps

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3 Comments:

At 9:30 PM, Anonymous techiechick said...

why would you throw away crisps? that's just crazy & weird. there's absolutely nothing wrong with stale crisps - it's pretty much how I thought they *should* taste when I was growing up...

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

My neighbours throw out a heck of a lot - at least 5 bin bags a week. What, I don't know. We put out about 1/2 a bag a week - anything we don't eat either gets fed to the dogs or composted. And who the hell throws out UNOPENED chocolate??

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Raluca C said...

....damn!this ''consumism''will kill as all at the end!...why unopened?because people are haveing a ''buying-disorder'',you buy 3 or 5,cause this is the discount,you arrive home,open one,constatate you dont like..so the rest of 4,out!Is a shame...Congratulations for your Green Blog!!

 

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