AS A NATION WE WASTE MORE THAN WE THINK
We shop without checking what we've already got at home. Boil too much rice because who knows how much you're supposed to do? Leave salads to wilt in their bags, chuck half a loaf of bread and end up with cartons of out-of-date milk because we bought a spare just in case. When it comes to food we're spoiled for choice. We're spoiled rotten.
WE CAN ALL AVOID BEING SPOILED ROTTEN
We cause food to be unnecessarily thrown away, often without realising we are doing it! Together, we can all stop food being wasted by making some small and simple changes that will benefit us and our planet. Here's three ways to get started:
Not checking before you shop, multi-packs, 'an extra just in case'... we all buy too much food at times. Overbuying often leads to food going to waste, costing us money and costing the planet far more. By following just a few simple tips we can reduce food waste and stop buying too much.
Plan your portions
This everyday portion planner will provide you with guidance on how much food you need for each person and meal.
Get freezer friendly
Consider buying frozen fruit, it lasts longer, and it's great for smoothies.
What's going in your basket?
It's not a bargain if it ends up in the bin! If you won't eat it in time, leave it on the shelf.
Take a #FridgeShelfie
Snap a picture of your fridge before you shop so you don't double up.
Break free from big bags
Give loose apples and potatoes a go so you don't waste the rest of the pack.
DO YOU KNOW WHICH FOODS
WE'RE WASTING THE MOST OF?
Almost half the milk we throw away is wasted because it's not used in time.
Spuds are the most common food we buy too much of. UK households throw away an average of 170 potatoes every year.
Did you know that 860,000 apples get thrown away every single day in the UK?