Reducing your food waste
It’s estimated that one in five bags of food shopping goes to waste each week. Across Surrey that adds up to a substantial amount of food, but also money wasted. Did you know that an average family of four could save £70 a month simply by reducing the amount of food they waste?
Recycling your food waste by using a caddy is great; but reducing the amount of food waste we produce in the first place is the real solution.
Surprisingly there are some small, easy changes we can make to our daily habits that could make a world of difference.
Three simple tips to reduce food waste:
- Plan shops and meals in advance – try using an app to help make sure you only buy what you need.
- Store your food right – keep your food fresher for longer by finding out the best ways to store it.
- Know your portions – avoid cooking too much by measuring out the correct serving sizes.
Don’t forget to also get creative with your leftovers and try out one of our many recipes here.
Rethink Waste is a scheme available to Surrey residents that rewards them for reducing their waste.