Frequently Asked Questions

Find out answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Stop Food Waste Day here:

What is Stop Food Waste Day?

Stop Food Waste Day is an annual global awareness day dedicated to reducing food waste. Started in 2017 by Compass Group USA, Stop Food Waste Day is now recognised globally in every corner of the world as we unite to educate, inspire, and ignite change around the global food waste problem.

When is Stop Food Waste Day?

Stop Food Waste Day always takes place on the final Wednesday of April. In 2025, Stop Food Waste Day will take place on Wednesday, 30 April 2025.

How can I get involved?

Downloadable resources to help raise awareness of Stop Food Waste Day and inspire change about the global food waste problem are available to download. Click here for more.

How does food waste contribute to carbon emissions?

8% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year are due to food loss and waste. Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, health and wellbeing and the sustainability of agriculture and oceans. Wasting food is also a waste of the energy to grow, harvest, process and cook, and food waste in landfill can cause methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.

*Source: World Food Programme

How much of the food produced globally goes to waste?

33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year.

Which foods are wasted the most?

Our digital food waste cookbook features recipes which give a second life to ingredients that are the most thrown away food, including stale bread, bruised fruit & vegetables, and discarded peels. Take a look here.

What are some ways to save food?

It all starts at home. At Stop Food Waste Day, we want to make it easy for everyone to reduce food waste by creating meals which give a second life to ingredients that commonly go to waste. So, whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced chef, we’ve scoured every corner of the world to bring you some of the very best recipes and inspiration from leading chefs. Delicious taste, no waste! Take a look here.

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