Stop food waste to save money
The average person in Newcastle could save up to £200 a year by not throwing away good food and drink - and this could be as much as £700 for a family.
The amount the UK throws away each year would fill 23 million wheelie bins, with most wasted foods being fruit and vegetables.
To help you think about wasting less and saving more we have signed up to the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
By putting a little thought into shopping for and cooking food it will go much further:
- Plan ahead and buy what you need
- Keep an eye on use-by dates
- Store items correctly to keep them fresher for longer
- Cook the right amount
- Get creative with leftovers
You should also think about home composting. This is one of the easiest options to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. It’s great for your garden too.