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Food waste

According to a recent study 1 in 3 people throw away one shopping bag of food each week.

The average UK family could save up to £720 a year by saving food from the bin! 

Here are some tips and habits that can help you reduce food waste:

Before you head to the shops: 

  • check what you have in the cupboard  
  • plan ahead - Love food hate waste have a portion planner
  • write a list of what you need 
  • take a photo of the inside of your cupboard or fridge to refer back to when you at the shops 

When you are at the shops 

  • refer to your list

When you get home 

  • store your food appropriately - check the packaging or use love food hate waste's A-Z of food storage 
  • freeze food that you will not be able to eat before its date 
  • check your fridge is set to the correct temperature

When your food is about to go out of date 

  • remember you can use your freezer to freeze food right up until the use by date 

When you cook too much 

  • freeze portions to eat on a later day 
  • look for recipes to use your leftovers a new way, love food hate waste have a selection of recipes 

For more ideas and information see:

Love food hate waste and Recycle Devon 




When this content has been updated

Last updated 14 November 2022