A new poll showed that residents of London throw more food than residents in other cities in the United Kingdom, while half of them feels guilty. Every week 28% of the residents of the capital throw out at least a tenth of the fruits and vegetables they buy. In other regions of the United Kingdom, products are thrown out by 22% of the population.
According to the study, 51% of Londoners feel guilty, throwing away food, and 32% feel sad when they put fresh vegetables in the trash. In addition, 37% say they do not separate the edible waste from the rest, but throw it all away. Most of the products are thrown out by young people. Those who are less than 25 years old are more likely to throw away fruits or vegetables, while 92% of young people between 18 and 24 years of age throw food every week - this is 17% more than the national average (75%). People who are more than 65 years old are least likely to throw away leftovers.