Food Action Week

01 March 2021

Wasting food feeds climate change.
Don’t believe us? Well, if we stopped throwing away the 710,000 tonnes of potatoes we waste every year in our homes, it could stop 330,000 tonnes of CO2e from going into the atmosphere!

When we throw away food that could have been eaten we are not just wasting food but the valuable resources that went into making it including water, land and greenhouse gases.

That’s why during Food Action Week (1st – 7th March 2021), we’re calling on everyone to understand the true value out how you can get involved and help our planet, of food and to consider the impact of their behaviours. You can start by whipping up tasty leftover recipes, using up edible broccoli stalks and potato peelings, storing food the correct way, and spreading the word to ensure that no food that could have been eaten goes to waste.

70% of all wasted food in the UK comes from our homes. That’s 4.5 million tonnes of tasty food wasted, and we can save every last crumb!

Join Love Food Hate Waste and spread the word about how to waste less food. Everyone can make a difference, and something as small as saving your leftovers and encouraging friends and family to do the same means you’re doing your part. So, if you’re hungry for change, visit Love Food Hate Waste to find out how you can get involved and help our planet.

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5th July 2024