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Recent figures show that nearly a third of waste in our rubbish bins is food waste! That third is the equivalent of nearly 20 rubbish trucks full of food being thrown away each and every day. Food waste is a huge problem and has a massive impact globally on our environment and individually on us financially.
That equates to more than 50,000 tonnes of food waste that is thrown away in West Sussex every year.
From uneaten leftovers that we simply throw in the bin to spoiled foods we’ve left in the fridge, most food waste is actually avoidable and 70% could have been eaten at some point.
Join the West Sussex Waste Partnership in our #FightAgainstFoodWaste today!
Not sure what to do with leftover potatoes? Try our Potato and pea Pakora recipe from Worthing's very own and MasterChef Champion 2018 Kenny Tutt!
Not sure what to do with leftover cold chicken? Try our Chicken pakora recipe from Worthing's very own and MasterChef Champion 2018 Kenny Tutt!
Shop smart, save money and waste less with our top ten tips!
Keeping food in the fridge is necessary to slow down the growth of germs and ensure that it remains fresh and safe for longer.
It is very easy to see leftover food as a problem; in fact they are best seen as ingredients. Leftovers cannot only save you money but also help to prevent unnecessary waste.
Household food , top wasted items from WRAP 2018
What a waste!
In an increasingly pressured world, with many more options that are easily available for take-away meals, there are also fewer opportunities for children to learn essential culinary skills. Whilst, in the past, cooking together as a family was very much a part of everyday life, this is much less so now.
Recent figures from WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) highlight the details of household food waste in the UK in 2015. By far the highest percentage, over 40%, was food thrown away because it had either gone off or past the use by or best before date on the packaging...