1.4 million bananas thrown away each day suggests Snact

Posted: 1 August 2017 | | No comments yet

Snact are on a mission to help save the UK’s ugly and unwanted fruit from going to waste, but they need your help…


The creators of Snact have been saving unwanted and ugly fruit for the last few years, turning it into delicious fruit jerky. An amazing 1.4 million edible bananas are still being thrown away each and every day in Britain.

The result is a ludicrous amount of wasted food, water and carbon, with most bananas having travelled half way across the world to reach us and using 95 litres of water per banana to grow.

An amazing 1.4 million edible bananas are still being thrown away each and every day in Britain.

Snact are looking to do something to reverse this trend, but they need your help in the fight to “create more taste and less waste”.

The brand have launched a Crowdfunding campaign to get an exciting new product range off the ground, in the form of a trio of banana snack bars.

“There’s been a huge rise in popularity for raw and natural snack bars over the last few years, with the likes of Nakd leading the way. Almost all of these bars use dates as their base, which aren’t a source of food waste, yet bananas are the nation’s favourite fruit and make a better bar with a deliciously soft and moist texture. We hope through the range we can begin to stop nearly 500 million bananas going to waste each year – with one bar saving one banana.’ – Ilana Taub, Snact Co-Founder.

Wrapped in cutting edge home-compostable packaging, Snact banana bars are about much more than just saving fruit from going to waste however and look to provide a balanced snack that is richer in both flavour and nutrients, all with less than 130 calories.

Snact invites you to get involved in the #deliciousprotest and head over to Snact’s Crowdfunding page.

The campaign, which will run for a month, kick starts on the 20th of July and ties in with a re-brand of Snact’s fruit jerky range. Visit to find out more.

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