Did you know the food system contributes up to 30% of global greenhouse emissions?
Four in five (81%) of us are concerned about climate change. But only 32% currently see a clear link between this and food going to waste. We find it easier to see a link with flying, recycling and driving lessWRAP 2020
Food waste contributes to climate change by wasting energy, and the resources it takes to produce it. That’s why we are strengthening the link between food waste and climate change by educating our younger generation.
If we all take steps in our everyday lives to reduce food waste, we can reduce our carbon footprint and make a real difference together.
Protect our Potatoes!
We are passionate about putting a stop to needless food waste and want to do everything we can to help keep our spectacular spuds out of our bins.
One-third of the UK population, 23 million of us, rarely eat food past the Best Before date. 4.4 million potatoes are thrown away every day ☹ as a result. The most wasted food in the UK.
So, we’ve created potato top tips to give you some inspiration and help tackle food waste in the home!
Potato skins are completely edible, full of flavour and a good source of fibre - so eating the skins is good for you and helps you avoid food waste.
Food waste is a huge problem here in the UK. We waste 4.5 million tonnes of edible food every year according to Love Food Hate Waste - enough to fill 38 million wheelie bins! Using as much of the food you buy as possible is good for the planet and good for your pocket - the average family of four can save just over £60 per month by reducing their food waste
Here’s some more of our best top potato tips to tackle that waste: