-We throw away more than 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year from our homes - most of which could have been safely consumed.
-UK hospitality sector (hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants) could save £724 million a year by tackling food waste.
-By pursuing opportunities for re-use, the UK could reduce its reliance on raw materials, including rare earths, by as much as 20% by 2020.
-It has been estimated that the UK food and drink manufacturing sector could save about 720,000 tonnes, equating to £404 million per annum by implementing operational improvements and becoming more resource efficient, primarily in the areas of food and packaging.

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