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Household food and drink waste and purchases

A one-off report about household food and drink waste linked to food and drink purchases.



This one-off publication linked a Waste and Recyling Action Plan (WRAP) survey of ‘Household Food and Drink Waste in the UK’, to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) ‘Family Food 2008’ report. Results from both surveys had already been published separately. Linking the two surveys was done by mapping the food waste findings to food purchase categories. The precision of the estimates is limited by the precision of the two surveys, and the figures quoted are rounded to appropriate significant figures to take this into account.

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