Reducing food waste It is estimated that in the UK about a third of the food we buy is thrown away. This is not just a waste of food; it is a waste of our money. 30% of global greenhouse gases come from food production so wasting food is costing us the earth too. When we waste food, all the fuel and energy used for growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting and selling that food is wasted as well. Go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for useful tips and advice on how to reduce the amount of food you throw away. Respect the food you buy – remember the resources, effort and time that it has cost to produce.