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Love Food Hate Waste

LFHW E Welsh shoppers throw away a staggering 400,000 tonnes of food and drink waste each year. This is roughly a third of all of the food we buy and wasting food hits our pockets too. Around £600 million is wasted on food that could have been eaten in Wales every year. That’s about £700 per household per year!

Love Food Hate Waste is all about making the best of the food we've bought. Waste Awareness Wales has a wealth of advice including storage tips to keep food fresh for longer, recipe ideas, and a handy portion guide to help make sure we only cook the food we need.

Here are some top tips to make the most of our food:

  • Planning meals and making a shopping list means we only buy what we need.
  • Freezing any food that won’t get eaten immediately means that we can use it at a later date.
  • Fridge temperatures of between 1-5 degrees get the best from your food.
  • While food past its ‘use by’ date shouldn’t be eaten, it is safe to eat food past its ‘best before’ date, it just may no longer be at its best.
  • Use leftovers to make tasty new meals.

No matter how inventive we are with making the most of our food, there’s always going to be some unavoidable waste. Don’t forget that whether it’s chicken or fish bones, vegetable peelings or teabags, you can recycle good waste by putting it in your brown food caddy for you weekly recycling collection.

To find out more, please watch the following video from recycle for Wales.

Last Updated: 07/03/2016
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