Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Idiot Headline Of The Day

From The Daily Mail:

British households will throw away the equivalent of 4.2 million dinners on Christmas Day, according to research.

The food we leave on our plates on December 25 adds up to to 263,000 turkeys, 740,000 Christmas puddings and 17.2 million Brussels sprouts across the UK, a study revealed.

Figures show that nearly 10 per cent of every festive meal is thrown away, which equates to an incredible £64million of wasted food.

Population of UK, approx. £64 million.

So that's £1's of food 'wasted' per person, probably about the same as we will spend on wrapping paper or Xmas crackers. Having too much to eat is part of the festive fun and merrily chucking away 90% of the Brussel sprouts is a fine, British tradition. Well worth £1 each, if you ask me.


A K Haart said...

If you flush any uneaten food down the toilet it ends up in the same place as the eaten food. That way it isn't so much waste as cutting out the middleman.

Bayard said...

In the past the waste could be recycled by feeding it to pigs, but, on the grounds of "safety", the feed manufacturers have seen to that.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, you shouldn't flush food down the toilet, the active sludge can't get rid of it the same as wee and poo.

B, if you have pigs. What sensible councils do is collect kitchen and garden waste and compost it.

Bayard said...

"B, if you have pigs"

Yes, now, but it used to be "if you were a pig farmer" before the feed manufacturers got their lobby together.