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Do I really waste food?

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We all waste food – without meaning to.

To get a better idea of how much food you waste, take a container and place all of your food waste into it.  

See how full it is after a couple of days. Be sure to include all your food waste: plate scraps, un-eaten portions of food, and items from the fridge you won’t eat.

Hover your mouse over the image to explore our kitchen. See where you might be wasting food, and how simple it is to cut the waste.

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  • We often cook or prepare too much. Use our portion planner to help measure the perfect portions
  • Checking your cupboards and fridge, make a shopping list before you go to the shops can help reduce the risk of ending up with too much of something which might end up going to waste. Remember to take your list with you.
  • Incorrect storage is one of the reasons we waste food. Keeping your fridge at the correct temperature can help your food stay fresh for longer.  Your fridge should be below 5 degree Celsius, use a fridge thermometer to check.
  • Using your freezer is a great way to make the most of our food, if plans change at the last minute or to make use of offers on freezable foods. Freeze in portions for ease, and label and date the airtight containers. 
  • Use store cupboard staples to make meals out of leftovers and food that's gone past it's best. Keep a stock of staple foods such as pasta and rice so you can always rustle up something using whatever's in the fridge.
 
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