Love Food Hate Waste

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Each year the UK wastes a staggering 15 million tonnes of food, 7 million tonnes of which comes directly from our own homes!

This has a huge cost to both the environment and our pockets; costing the average family up to £60 per month, or £700 per year. And worse yet, more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign helps you put that money back in your pocket.

Throwing away good food is not only a waste of money but also a major contributor to climate change. Producing, transporting and storing food uses huge amounts of energy, water and packaging, all of which is wasted if the food gets thrown away uneaten, in addition it also creates the equivalent of 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere –if we were to stop this unnecessary food waste it would mean the equivalent of taking one in every four cars off UK roads.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to help householders make the most of their food and their money by offering simple tips, hints and advice on topics such as portion planning, freezing and storage to name but a few. As a result Love Food Hate Waste is running a targeted campaign across 10 Cities through the UK and NI, of which Belfast City is one.

As part of the 10 Cities campaign Belfast will be running workshops and cookery classes as well as distributing their brand new “Save More” pack to help groups and individuals run sessions for themselves, a FREE resource which is also available to download now!

Love Food Hate Waste NI can help by offering “train the trainer” sessions for groups or individuals keen to pass on the money saving message either within their current job role or on a day to day basis. To organise a session in your area contact

There is also a fantastic website available which not only offers the opportunity to sign up to the FREE monthly newsletter but is also packed with practical hints, tips and recipe ideas for reducing food waste or, alternatively, download the FREE app.

You can use our new and exciting online tools and tasty recipes to help you cut down on food waste from your home, and save money along the way. Our portion planner and recipe finder for leftovers will ensure you don’t waste a crumb!

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