Stop food waste to save money

Love Food Hate WasteThe 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. Newcastle is just one of 10 cities across the whole of the U.K. chosen to focus on fighting food waste from now until 2016.

Find out more at Love Food Hate Waste and what they are doing in Newcastle to help you save money on their webpage, including free training and cookery courses.

You can also download their app which includes recipes to help you plan a meal based on what you have in your kitchen.

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. 

Page last updated: 
31 October 2014
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