As supermarkets struggle to keep up with demand while many members of the public continue to stockpile essentials, a councillor in Derby has revealed photos of fresh food stacked up in bins in his local area.
The images show how local residents have thrown away excess food after buying more than they needed, with items like bananas, fish cakes, and loaves of bread overflowing bins outside of homes.
Saying in a tweet, Councillor Ajit Singh Atwal said: “if you have gone out & panic bought like a lot of you have & stacked up your houses with unnecessary items you don’t normally buy or you have bought in more food than you need, then you need to take a good look @ yourself”
The images are the result of stockpiling across the nation, an issue that has hit almost all supermarkets nationwide, including those in Yorkshire. Customers flocked to the stores upon the news of increased cases of Coronavirus in the UK, purchasing all of stores supplies of pasta, rice, toilet roll and tinned goods. Supermarkets continue to struggle restocking, with many shelves still empty of non-perishable goods weeks later.