31 May 2023
Around 320,000 tonnes of edible fresh fruit and 1.3 million tonnes of edible fresh vegetables and salad are wasted in UK homes each year, worth an estimated £3.8 billion. Approximately £2.2 billion of this is wasted because it is not eaten in time.
We know fresh produce spoilage is linked to its perishability, which is exacerbated by being stored in sub-optimal conditions. To prompt people to change the way they store fresh fruit and vegetables, WRAP developed and piloted a ‘kit’ or suite of behaviour change interventions to help people prolong the life of their fresh produce, thereby making it stay fresher for longer. The kits contained:
You can read more about the initiative here: