And, experts claim, more than half of what is binned it actually fit to eat.
It's been estimated that households waste £12billion of groceries a year – breaking down to £680 a year for every family with children.
The 7.2 million tons of binned foodstuffs could fill Wembley Stadium a staggering nine times!
Waste group, Wrap, found that although these figures are shocking, the rising cost of food has actually led to a reduction of 13% in food waste over the last three years, but the actual VALUE of the food we throw away remains the same because the cost of our weekly shop has gone up.
A spokesperson from Wrap said: "The fall in food waste has saved the carbon equivalent of taking a million cars off the road for a year."
Do these figures surprise you?
Do you throw lots of food away? Or are you careful not to waste anything?