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Question reference: S6W-25241

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 2 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how much food waste has been produced in Scotland in each year since 2016.


Due to the complexity of measuring food waste, annual estimates are not produced. Significant progress has been made to improve food waste data, including: the development of digital waste tracking, due to go live in 2025; and the publication of Zero Waste Scotland’s Household Waste Composition Analysis in October 2023.