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68% of Tesco salad 'wasted'

Tesco is dropping some food promotions after finding that two-thirds of produce grown for bagged salad is wasted.

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Tesco reveals scale of food waste

Tesco has revealed food waste figures for its operations for the first time:

  • 68% of salad to be sold in bags is thrown out - 35% of it in the home
  • 40% of apples are wasted
  • A quarter of grapes are wasted between the vine and the fruit bowl
  • A fifth of all bananas are unused - with customers throwing one in 10 in the bin
  • Just under a half of bakery items are wasted

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