Would you throw away £60 cash?
New App – Free Download: Love Food, Hate Waste.
Would you throw away £60? Cash. Straight in the bin?
On average that’s how much the British household throws away in food every MONTH equating to a whopping £12.5bn in a year! The equivalent of 7 MILLION Tonnes per annum is thrown out in the UK – half of which is from households.
One of Mellow Ground’s favourite websites LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE which is full of useful storage ideas, tips and recipes has a brand new app available for iphone and Android to help us all manage our food (and wallets!) better.
You can add items from your fridge, cupboard or freezer and it’ll go and find you some recipes to use up all that fine food and drink.
If you’re interested in reducing your food (and money) waste then try downloading the new app here available in English and Welsh.
To find out more explore the website by following the green Love Food Hate Waste arrow above or over there on the right in our links section.
Every day in the UK we waste the equivalent of:
- 5.8 million whole potatoes
- 1.4 million whole bananas
- 1.5 million whole tomatoes
- 24 million whole slices of bread
- 1.5 million sausages
- 1.9 million slices of ham
- 1.1 million eggs
… all of which could have been used to make tasty lunches to take to work, school, university – the list goes on. And this is just the tip of the iceberg – there are many more lunch-friendly foods, such as soup, cakes, dinner leftovers and cheese that are going in the bin when they could have found their way into a lunch box. – Love food Hate Waste.
We’d also like to see a lot more commercial (supermarket and restaurant) waste food (which is normally perfectly ok) go to charities and organisations for the homeless, meals on wheels and food banks.
For the avid fact finder and further reading there’s also more information over at WRAP – a body set up in 2000 to help people recycle more and waste less, both at home and at work. It focuses on 4 main areas of Food Waste, Resource Efficient Built Environment, Sustainable Products and Waste As A Resource.
Wrap also work to divert priority materials away from landfill.