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Simple tips to reduce food waste

Published: 23 December 2019

Do you feel guilty for wasting food?

It's estimated that one in five bags of food shopping goes to waste each week. Across Surrey that adds up to a substantial amount of food, but also money wasted. Did you know that an average family of four could save £70 a month simply by reducing the amount of food they waste?

Recycling your food waste by using a caddy is great; but reducing the amount of food waste we produce in the first place is the real solution.

Surprisingly there are some small, easy changes we can make to our daily habits that could make a world of difference.

Three simple tips to reduce food waste

Save food, money and the planet by:

  • Freezing food near its 'Use By' date
  • Making meals from leftovers
  • Planning meals and avoiding over-buying – why not try a food shopping app?

Find out more on the Surrey Environment Partnership website.

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