Love Food Hate Waste

  •  In the UK we waste 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year.
  • Around one third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away.
  • The average family could save as much as £60 per month. That’s up to £700 per year just by being more aware of the food they are buying and cooking.
  • Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for handy hints and tips for ways to love food.

There are a few quick and easy things we can all do to reduce the amount of food we throw away:

1. Plan ahead
Shopping lists can save time and money.
Check your store cupboards and freezer before shopping.
Organise your fridge and cupboards so the shortest date items are at the front.

2. Store correctly
Fruit can last much longer if kept in the fridge (except bananas).
Potatoes last longer if stored in a cool dark place.
Most meals can be frozen and kept for a later date.
Check out Waste Awares' leaflet for tips on how to freeze bananas, herbs, eggs and more. 

3. Cook what you need
Correct portioning can save money as well as the waistline! Did you know that one cup of uncooked rice is enough for 4 people?
100g of uncooked pasta is enough for 1 adult.

4. Recycle what you can't eat
Uncooked fruit and vegetables can be home composted.
Cooked food can be recycled at the kerbside through your organic waste collection.
Try the Food Waste Diary and discover what and how much food is thrown away at home, you might be surprised.