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Fight food waste, protect our planet

With every tonne of food FareShare redistributes:

  • We prevent the waste of 1.6 tonnes of embedded CO2e emissions
  • We save 1.5 million litres of embedded water from being wasted
  • We provide over 2,300 meals for people in need

How Food Waste Fuels Climate Change

If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third biggest greenhouse gas emitter. That’s because when food is wasted, all the energy and resources used to create that food are wasted too.

At least 1/3 of all food produced worldwide is wasted, contributing up to 10% of human made greenhouse gas emissions. In the UK alone, 2 million tonnes of perfectly good to eat food is wasted across the food industry each year. All while nearly 7 million people in the UK are struggling to get enough to eat during an escalating Cost of Living crisis.

At FareShare, we’re finding solutions that prevent food waste by making it easier for the food industry to get good surplus food to the people who need it most.

Learn more about our #FoodOnPlates campaign, and help us tell parliament that it should never be cheaper for farmers to let good food go to waste than to get it to people in need.

“The benefit for people and for the environment is really double-edged. For some people it’s the difference between whether they eat or not, and for others it’s a sense of doing their environmental duty, which helps to create a sense of community for everyone and reduce stigma.”

Helen Innes, the Community Fridge Co-ordinator at the Old Bathhouse in Milton Keynes


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