Food & Drink
When we waste food or drink, we waste all the resources that went into growing, processing, transporting, packaging and cooking it. When we throw food away without recycling, it rots in landfill and emits methane; a damaging greenhouse gas.
What is reducing food waste?
Planning & recipes
By buying less, using more and recycling what we really can’t eat, we save resources, reduce emissions, save money and show we care for the planet and the people on it. Food is a big part of our personal and cultural identity. Let’s make a statement about its value and our values.
Around half of the good food we bin from our homes is wasted because we didn’t use it up in time.
Reasons to reduce food waste
Reduces methane emissions
Saves you money
Saves resources (human, land, animal and fossil fuels)
Shows respect and care for food, family, the planet and the people on it
Helps to bring people and communities together
Take the next step
Buy only what you need
Write shopping lists and check cupboards or fridges before you shop.
Use what you buy
Keep an eye on portion sizes, freeze and store portions effectively and reuse leftovers.
Spread the word
Ask the businesses that you buy from to reduce their food waste.