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Tuesday 2 March 2021

We're being encouraged not to throw out food this week if we can help it

The closure of bars, pubs and restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in Britons spending £15.2bn more on food shopping.

Data shows each household spent around £4,800 in supermarkets over the last year, that's £500 more than usual.

We also drank an additional two billion cups of tea at home during the last 12 months.

Meanwhile, this week is Food Waste Action Week.

We’re being encouraged to keep our food waste as close to zero, it’s one of the biggest contributors to climate change.

In Hounslow, 20% of food found in food waste bins is avoidable and could have been eaten.

Planning meals and making the most of leftovers are some of the ways people can prevent waste.

We can also prevent food waste by:

Being clear on dates, use by dates are for safety but best before dates are all about quality it could still be consumed.

Creating new tasty recipes using leftover food.

Meal preparation and planning so you only buy what you need.

Lowering your fridge temperate to less than 5 degrees so food can stay fresh for longer.

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