50,594 tonnes of food waste could be recycled in Surrey

A person putting their food scraps in a recycling bin

Look to the kitchen to see what changes you could make

Feeling the pinch of the cost of living crisis? If you're looking for savings, then why not start in the kitchen. More than half of all food waste that could be recycled in Surrey is ending up in rubbish bins every year. That's 50,594 tonnes of food that could be recycled instead, saving you money and saving Surrey County Councils £4.6 millions which could be spent on essential services.

As the amount of food that is thrown away continues to grow, it's important to think about the impact this is having on our planet.

Top tips

Whether it's popping your apples in the fridge to make them last longer or using your favourite mug to measure out one serving of pasta, you can save yourself money and help the planet with our top tips:

  • Plan shops and meals in advance – try using an app to help make sure you only buy what you need
  • Store your food right – keep your food fresher for longer by finding out the best ways to store it
  • Know your portions – avoid cooking too much by measuring out the correct serving sizes

To discover more tips and leftover recipes, visit the Surrey Environment Partnership website.

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