Food waste solutions

A new online tool helps you save food and money

Food waste solutions

We throw away 7 million tons of food and drink every year from our homes, most of which is perfectly edible. The scale of the waste is not only bad for the environment, it's the equivalent of throwing away £12.5 billion from our pockets too. In fact, research suggests that the average family throws away £60 worth of good food every month.
As part of its mission to tackle the problem, Love Food Hate Waste has launched a new online interactive tool – also available on mobile and tablet – which is designed to help people avoid throwing away everyday foods at home and help busy families save up to £700 a year.
The digital tool, called Your Food Waste Assistant, provides people with practical help and advice on more than 600 food products, offering more than 30 solutions and tips to common problems that can result in food being wasted.
Research from Wrap has found that household food waste arises from a number of complex, often unrelated behaviours. This new device offers a quick and easy way of finding solutions to food waste. All you need to do is specify the food you have thrown away. The tool then suggests ways in which it could have been used, with links to recipe ideas, storage solutions and tips to prolong the life of foods, helping to avoid wastage in the future.
Emma Marsh, head of Love Food Hate Waste, says: 'None of us set out to waste food. Busy lifestyles and changing plans mean good food sometimes ends up going to waste. Our new Food Waste Assistant is a unique tool that offers practical hints and tips to help us all to waste less food and save more money.'
Your Food Waste Assistant can be found at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.

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