How to Reduce Food Waste in the Home
Food waste is such a big problem in UK homes.
Take a look at these shocking statistics.
- In the UK alone, 8.4m people in the UK struggle to afford a meal.
- In the world roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year.
Isn’t that just terrible?
So much food is wasted in the UK every year. According to the food waster prevention charity Love Food Hate Waste:
“Keeping food out of the bin is good for our pockets and the planet combined.”
We could save as much as £60 a month by not wasting food and that £720 a year. It’s an awful lot.
In reducing our food waste we also reduce our packaging. BPI Consumer Packaging is one of the world’s leading flexible packaging companies and the environment is at the top of our agenda.
Indeed, they are proud to be zero to landfill, a status achieved by just a few packaging companies worldwide but this is what we all need to strive too, recycling and reducing and minimising all our waste.
There are some great tips below on how we can reduce food waste do have looks.
My top tip?
Meal plan! Then you don’t end up buying food you forget/neglect to use. Here is a great leftover recipe for you – knowing how to use up leftovers is a great way to prevent food waste.
What is your top tip to reduce food waste? Do leave me a comment below. This is definitely a topic that should be high on everyone’s agenda and something we should be all be mindful of as we shop, store, cook, consume and dispose.