“Significant progress has been made since the figures were first reported in 2007 and it’s great to see a number of Welsh signatories making the commitment. In Wales, cutting down on the amount of food we unnecessarily dispose of is identified as a key priority in our waste strategy Towards Zero Waste and contributes to the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

“As this review shows, more can be done to tackle the still high amount of food we are unnecessarily throwing away and action in this area is a priority for this Government. In Wales there is evidence that household food waste levels reduced by 12% per person between 2009 and 2015.  To build on this progress we intend to consult on a non-statutory target for Wales to halve food waste by 2025.”