Encouraging Europe-wide action of food and packaging waste

European Week for Waste Reduction 19-27 November 2016

Organisations, businesses, schools and citizens are encouraged to take action during the week to raise awareness of how to reduce waste in our society leading to longer term sustainable behaviour.

What's the fuss about food waste?

Scottish households throw away £1 billion worth of food every year. That's 600,000 tonnes of food. If left in landfill, it releases methane gas, a greenhouse gas 25x more harmful than CO2.

Scotland has an inspiration and ambitious food waste reduction target of 33% by 2025.



Action plan