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by Camilla P.

March 20, 2024


This week is Food Waste Action Week 💚

One of the UN's Sustainable Development goals is to halve food waste by 2030. This week is an occasion to push people to be more responsible with their habits regarding food, to spread awareness and to remember how much food waste impacts our environment and climate change.

Did you know that each year 4.7 million tonnes of edible food is thrown away by UK households? 25% of this wasted food is as a result of people cooking, preparing or serving too much, costing UK households £4.9 billion each year. Everyday the equivalent of 20 million slices of bread is thrown away in UK homes, which could feed 10 million people. And these are only a few of the many stats that give insight into the issue of food waste.

There are many things that we can act upon in our everyday lives to have a more positive impact on this issue and so we're here to give you a few tips and tricks:

Meal prep
Make a meal plan for the week, plan your portions, write a shopping list and take notes of what you already have at home

Buy loose fruit and veg
If all bananas, potatoes and apples were sold loose we could save 60,000 tonnes of food waste

Get creative with your leftovers

Embrace wonky fruit and veggies

Use what you buy

Best-before & use-by
Understand the difference between best-before dates and use-by dates so you're not throwing away edible food ( BEST BEFORE = is about quality and it will still be safe to eat for some time after. USE BY= is about safety and you should not eat food after this date)

Remember that a small change in our life, if made by a collective effort, could create a lasting change!