From the BBC:
Scotland has been wasting 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink annually, according to Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS).
Households were responsible for 600,000 tonnes of the waste, while businesses generated about 740,000 tonnes.
The amount of food dumped would, according to ZWS, fill 17 million wheelie bins.
The figure, calculated from detailed information gathered in 2013, will be used as the baseline to measure future improvements.
The Scottish government has set itself the target of reducing food waste by one-third by 2025.