Give Up Binning Food This Lent
Why give up waste?
Did you know in the UK 70 percent of the food we throw away comes from our homes? More than seven million tonnes of food and drink every year is thrown in the bin or poured down the drain. Preventing this waste would have the environmental benefit of taking one in four cars off the road.
Sadly, the majority of the food we throw away could have been eaten. In fact, families are missing out on saving up to £60 a month by simply preventing food waste. Instead, we’re either buying too much and not eating it fast enough or preparing too much and binning the leftovers. We’re throwing hard-earned money away, along with all the resources – soil, fertiliser, water and energy – that go into making our food. By doing our bit to prevent food waste, we’re saving money and helping to protect our environment and the land on which our delicious food is grown.
How to give up food waste
Now the economic and environmental reasons for giving up binning food are there, but what about the practicalities? We all have busy lives and food waste often seems an evitable part. There are a few simple steps however that will have our bins slim and trim after our 40 days of lent is up. Have a look at our top seven food waste reducing tips below. Click on the boxes for more details.
Sign up for the Love Food Hate Waste challenge
We could all use a little extra support, which is why Love Food Hate Waste is running a campaign packed with amazing food facts, top tips and recipes. We want to make sure everyone succeeds in their 40-food-waste-free days so why not sign up here to take part.