In launching its investigation into food waste in England in July 2016 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee noted that: 8 million tonnes of food is wasted post-manufacture, including households, retail and wholesale and hospitality/food sector. 60% of this could have been avoided. This has an annual value of approximately £16 billion a year. The investigation to which NLWA responded focussed on consumers, the retail and hospitality sectors, and local government.
NLWA EFRA Inquiry response