8.3 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away in the UK each year. This wasted food has a cost to the environment and in our pockets; costing households an average of £40 each month.
Over two thirds of this could have been avoided if it had been more effectively planned, stored and managed.
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign helps you put that money back in your pocket.
Wasted food is not only a waste of money; it’s also a major contributor to climate change. Producing, transporting and storing food uses a lot of energy, water and packaging, which is all wasted if the food gets thrown away uneaten. If this avoidable food waste had been consumed, it would prevent the equivalent of 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere – roughly the same as taking one in every four cars off UK roads.
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to reduce this waste by raising awareness of the environmental and economic impact of food waste. To help householders, the campaign provides practical advice to reduce food waste and save money, focusing on the most commonly wasted food groups including; bakery, dairy, fresh fruit, meat and fish, and fresh vegetables and salad.
The Love Food Hate Waste Northern Ireland website is packed with practical hints, tips and recipe ideas for reducing food waste.
You can also use our new and exciting tools to help you in your battle against food waste. Our portion planner and recipe finder for leftovers will ensure you don’t waste a crumb, while the Rethink Waste Facebook page will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news from Love Food Hate Waste, and help you to get involved.
Start saving now, visit www.lovefoodhatewasteni.org