Up to two thirds of supermarket food ends up in the bin, a shocking survey reveals today. Tesco found that 68 per cent of its bagged salads, 48 per cent of its bakery goods and 24 per cent of its grapes go to waste. Much of the food is thrown away by customers – but large amounts are lost because they have been on display too long. Yet more produce has to be ditched before it even reaches shelves. Full story >>
Waste (uncountable) is the act of using something in a careless or unnecessary way, causing it to be lost or destroyed. • The report is critical of the department's waste of resources.