AS A NATION WE WASTE MORE THAN WE THINK...

We shop without checking what we’ve already got at home. We boil too much rice because who knows how much to cook? We leave salads to wilt in their bags, chuck out half a loaf of bread and end up with cartons of out-of-date milk because we bought a spare, just in case. When it comes to food we are spoilt for choice.

…but we can all avoid being spoiled rotten

Together, we can stop food being wasted by making some small and simple changes that will benefit us and our planet. Here’s three ways to get started:

Not sure what to make for dinner? Tempted by a takeaway? Picked up something new on the way home? All of us neglect the food we already have in our cupboards, fridges and freezers at times. But with a few simple tips and tricks, you can start loving your leftover ingredients, making more of your food and creating easy, delicious meals that don't cost the earth!

Make the most out of it

Our A-Z storage tool has more than just tips for where to store your items! Like using over-ripe bananas to make delicious banana bread, or frozen berries to make smoothies. Browse the tool to discover more tips and tricks on how to cook with and use up ingredients whether they’re fresh, overripe, or frozen.

Use it all up

Broccoli stalks are brilliant in stir frys, potato peels make delicious soups and herb stalks are as good as the leaves! Discover hacks for how to use up all of your ingredients.

Flung together food

This February we're on the lookout for the nation's best lovingly flung together recipes. Delicious, simple meals that make the most out of the food you've got.
Get involved and share yours on Instagram with #FlungTogetherFood.

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Portion Planning

Plan your portions

This everyday portion planner will provide you with guidance on how much food you need for each person and meal.

The big freeze

Get freezer friendly

Consider buying frozen fruit, it lasts longer, and it's great for smoothies.

A penny saved

Money saving tips

How to save money in the supermarket, without buying more than you need.

Shop Smart

What's going in your basket?

It's not a bargain if it ends up in the bin! If you won't eat it in time, leave it on the shelf.

Fridge Shelfie

Take a #FridgeShelfie

Snap a picture of your fridge before you shop so you don't double up. #FridgeShelfie

Choose loose

Break free from big bags

Give loose apples and potatoes a go so you don't waste the rest of the pack.

1 in 5


We throw away the equivalent of one in every five bags of food shopping

6.5M Tonnes


of food is wasted in UK households every single year. That's enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall 130 times over!

£60 a month


is the amount that the average family of four could save by reducing thier food waste

WHAT ON EARTH? FOOD WASTE FACTS

Almost half the milk we throw away is wasted because it's not used in time.

Spuds are the most common food we buy too much of. UK households throw away an average of 170 potatoes every year.

Did you know that 860,000 apples get thrown away every single day in the UK?.