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December 3, 2019

We waste more food than any other country in Europe and we have… the lowest levels of recycling.

Truthfullness 2 / 5

Fact checked by: fullfact


Regarding food waste, in total this is a correct statement. However it is misleading as a better measure is waste per person. In this measure we have the 6th highest—though differing data from countries makes it difficult to measure.

The UK’s recycling rate is not the lowest, it is about average in the EU.


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