England is now subject to National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions. You must stay at home.
If there’s good to be found in recent times, it’s that many of us have had time to stop, pause and think about how we do things. Across the UK, we’ve wasted a third less food than we usually would.
With over 4.5 million tonnes of edible food wasted from UK homes every year, it’s not just our bank accounts that are affected by food waste – it’s our planet too. The process of growing, making, distributing, storing and cooking our food uses loads of energy, fuel and water and generates 30% of the world’s CO₂ greenhouse gas levels.
So , it’s important to keep as much food out of the bin as possible, and to start wasting less and saving more – both money and the environment.
Here are six easy ways to reduce food waste at home:
If you’re in the food waste trial area, you can read more about what you can put in your caddies and roads taking part in the trial over on the Food Waste Trial webpage.