At the weeked, I picked up a leaflet "Save a tasty £430 a year!" which helps households to avoid wasting food. It states that over 560,000 tonnes of food waste are discarded annually.
Top tips suggested to reduce food waste include:
- Before going to the shops, check what is in your cupboards, fridge and freezer
- Meals can be planned and a list of ingredients to buy written out
- Only buy what food you need, especially fruit and veg
- Rotate the food you have stored so that any food at the back is not missed out
There are recipes and further advice available from local community food projects and Zero Waste Scotland.
Love Food, Hate Waste - http://www.wasteawarelovefood.org.uk/