We’re working in partnership with the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to promote its Love Food Hate Waste initiative raising awareness of the need to reduce food waste.
Every year in the UK we throw away £12 billion worth of food which could have been eaten. Wasted food is a waste of money and a major contributor to climate change.
Ten cities across the UK have now established cookery clubs and, with training from the Let’s Get Cooking team, are helping their communities to cut the amount of food they throw away.
As well as learning how to cook healthy meals from scratch, local people will develop skills such as making the most of left-over ingredients, portioning and storing food efficiently and shopping smarter.
About Love Food Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste was launched in 2007 and raises awareness of the need to reduce food waste and helps us all take action to tackle it. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.
Since then avoidable food and drink waste (the good stuff that could once have been eaten) has reduced by a massive 21% saving consumers £3.3 billion a year and councils around £85 million in 2012 alone.
Read more about the Love Food Hate Waste programme and access useful resources like tasty leftover recipes, a portion calculator, top tips and date label advice to help you make the most of the food we buy.