New year, new start on food recycling.

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UK households throw away a massive £12 billion worth of food each year. By taking a few simple steps to avoid wasting food the average Dorset household can save up to £50 each month and contribute to the same environmental impact of taking 1 in 5 cars off the road!

 

Top 4 tips to reducing food waste:

  1. Make a shopping list and only buy what you need. We tend to overbuy and overcook and it can lead to food going to waste.

 

  1. Make the most of your freezer – Freezing leftovers on the day they were cooked means they can be eaten up to a month later.

 

  1. Check your dates – Try and cook food with earlier dates first. Never eat food past its ‘use by’ date but ‘best before’ dates should be safe to eat later on – it just may no longer be at its best.

 

  1. Plan meals in advance – Plan your meals over a few days, checking what you have and need to get so that you can use up anything left in the fridge or cupboards can help make sure everything gets used up.

 

Dorset Waste Partnership provides food recycling collections, helping to ensure that not only is waste food kept out of landfill, it is being used as a resource. Food can be put in the bin loose, in compostable liners or wrapped in a couple of sheets of old newspaper.

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