Research conducted by website Voucher Codes found that 43% of Southampton residents never throw away or waste food.
In the UK, the average household throws away £6.84 of unused food a week. This totals to £355.68 a year, and £9.7 billion across the UK.
The study with 2000 adults in the UK found that 43% of Southampton respondents reported never throwing away or wasting food. This makes the city the “most frugal” in the UK when it comes to money or food.
Across the UK, 65% of adults reported buying “too much food” which is then thrown away.
In the 18 to 34-year-old age group, 80% of them reported throwing away food every week.
Over-55s are much more frugal, with 47% stating that they never throw food away.