Households in the UK throw away seven million tonnes of food and drink every year. The average family could save £700 a year or £60 a month by making some quick and easy changes to how they manage food.
Not only is wasting food and drink is a waste of money, it's also an unnecessary waste of energy and natural resources which go into its production. By reducing the amount of food and drink wasted, 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road.
The food and drink which we throw away usually ends up in landfill where it produces carbon dioxide and methane, gasses which damage the environment.
Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website to learn more about how you can reduce food waste, save money and help the environment. The website offers meal-planning tips and recipes, ideas on how to use leftovers and information on how to store your food so it stays fresher for longer.