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Reduce food waste

We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten.

Love Food Hate WasteOpens new window is all about making the best of the food we've bought. The website has a wealth of advice including storage tips to keep food fresh for longer, and recipe ideasOpens new window to help us eat the fruit and vegetables we buy, and not waste them. 

You can even download the Love Food Hate Waste appOpens new window. It is available for free for both iPhone and Android and is also available in Welsh.

In Wales, we produce enough food waste to fill over 10,500 double decker buses. It's not all peelings and tea bags but food that could have been eaten. As well as being a waste of money, throwing away this much food also has consequences for the environment. 

Energy, water and packaging are all resources used in food production, transportation and storage. When we throw food away we are not only misusing these resources, but adding to the amount of waste landfilled. If we all stopped wasting this food that could be eaten it would be the equivalent of taking 1 car in 5 off the road.

Reducing the amount of food you waste will also save you money. The average family throws away up to £50 of food a month.

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