Lots of ingredients and not enough inspiration? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that a whopping one in five bags of food shopping goes to waste each week. In Surrey alone, over 50,000 tonnes of food waste ended up in rubbish bin last year.
The good news is that it’s easier than you think to reduce your food waste. In honour of Food Waste Action Week, we’ve put together some simple tips to help you to use more and waste less food.
Our top tips include:
- Freezing food that’s either nearing its use by date or leftover – leftovers can be refrigerated for up to two days and frozen for three months!
- Get creative with your leftovers and try out a new recipe – check out some of our favourites here.
- Master measuring – use a mug to measure rice or handfuls to measure your pasta.
Remember, small changes at home can make a big difference to our planet. It takes energy and water to grow, package and transport all food. That means that when food goes to waste, so does all the energy and water used.
You can also help the environment by making sure food like eggshells, fruit and vegetable peelings and even tea bags don’t end up in the rubbish bin and are instead recycled. That way, food that can’t be eaten can be turned into energy that can power your home.
Discover more tips here.