Food Waste Action Week is back for 2023, and this year’s theme is Win, Don’t Bin!
The week is run annually by Love Food Hate Waste to encourage the nation to save time and money by making the food you already have go further. The average family of four could save £70 a month by decreasing the amount of food they throw away, so there’s a lot to be gained by making more savvy food choices.
Surrey Environment Partnership has pulled together some helpful hints for how you can win, don’t bin and help combat the 4.5 million tonnes of edible food that is thrown away by UK households each year:
- Learn how to keep your food fresher for longer by storing it correctly, and taking care of leftovers
- Perfect your portion sizes
- Use up your leftover ingredients by trying out tasty new recipes
Reducing food waste is also good for the environment as rotting food sent to landfill releases lots of harmful greenhouse gases. If you have leftovers and scraps you really can’t use up, why not invest in a compost bin or be sure to put them in your food bin to be turned into biogas for electricity. You can get discounted compost bins in the Surrey Environment Partnership spring sale now.
With the cost of food getting higher all the time, this week is a great opportunity to reevaluate your eating habits and save some pennies. If you’re not sure where to get started, take Love Food Hate Waste’s quick quiz to discover some personalised tips.
You can keep up to date with Food Waste Action Week on their website, YouTube and social media accounts with #FoodWasteActionWeek to see their top tips this week for saving your leftover food from heading to the bin.