UK takeaway food waste rises during coronavirus lockdown
Research from the Sustainable Restaurant Association and the Just Eat app compares food waste before and during the lockdown, finding that unpredictable demand levels have contributed to increased food waste in restaurants providing takeaway services. The report estimates that the increase in food waste has come at a cost to the sector of £16.7m during the lockdown. Conversely, relative household waste from takeaways appears to have decreased.
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