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The Scandal of Food Waste

Having been guilty of throwing lots of food away myself, one of the things that shocked me was the amount of food that we in the UK  throw away. Each year, on average, every family throws away one third of the food they buy and that equates to a staggering £12bn. It also means that we as a nation dump 9 million tons of food waste every year into landfill. So that’s £12bn of food that was at one point perfectly good to eat. £12bn straight into the bin! We then pay as a nation again, for the 9 million tons of food waste to be processed. The thing is we don’t need to throw things away; we can make soups and stocks from veg going a little limp, make bread crumbs from our bread and freeze them. My challenge to myself was to cut waste and change my families eating habits for good! Is there anyone else out there who feels the same?

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