Food for the Everyday

Friday, 9 December 2011

Love Food Hate Waste

Did you know that we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food from our homes every year in the UK?

And would you have guessed that if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the CO2 impact would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 5 cars off the road?

Think about it – how much fresh food do you throw away? 

With the introduction of food waste bins we are now embarrassingly aware of the sheer quantity of food we throw away that has simply gone past its sell by date, never mind if it actually looks ‘off’. 

We all get tempted by the ‘buy one get one free’ offers in the supermarkets and “buy 2 for £3” but realistically are we actually going to eat 18 clementines’ before the suspiciously short use by date?  Surely a better deal for all is ‘half price’ instead of “here, have much too many clementines”? is campaign to help all of us to waste less food. Have a look around at the handy tips and recipes designed to encourage and educate all of us to reduce our food waste and be more sensible about the food we buy and what we do with it once we’ve spent our precious £’s on it.

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