As part of its waste and resources strategy, the UK government proposes that – subject to certain conditions – every household in England should have access to a separate food waste collection from 2023, when at present barely half do.
At present, households in England produce around 386,000 tonnes of separately collected food waste. WRAP estimated that, in 2015, 7.1 million tonnes of domestic household food waste were produced across the UK, which would equate to five kilogrammes per household per week. Of this, some 4.9 million tonnes was collected by local authorities (whether separately or in the residual waste stream), with the remainder home composted or washed down the drain. I doubt that the actual numbers are quite that large today.