Most people don't comprehend the amount of food they throw away every day. The UK produces the highest amount of food waste in Europe, binning around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste in just one year. Watching and preventing the amount of food waste you produce is the easiest and most powerful way you can save money as well as the earth! Help to reduce and prevent food waste with these handy sustainable tips.
1. Plan your meals
Before buying food for the week, sit down and make a rough meal plan where you can consider the shelf life of the items you need to buy to help you prevent waste.
2. Store food correctly
Roughly two-thirds of household waste in the UK is due to food spoilage - learn how to correctly store fruits and vegetables to extend their shelf life.
4. Donate unwanted food
8.4 million people in the UK are in food poverty, leaving food in the back of your cupboard to spoil should not be an option – donate instead!
5. Think before you bin
Try repurposing or freezing food that may be past its prime, such as using greens or veggies that may be wilting to create a smoothie or soup.