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Filling our plates and enjoying food is the best way for it to be used but it’s inevitable that there will be some waste.
One way of saving money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is by avoiding throwing out food that could have been eaten.
Food waste that is unavoidable includes Egg shells, banana skins and tea bags don’t sound appealing to the pallet and won’t feature on a menu anytime soon.
A great way to stop this sort of waste ending up landfill is by home composting, and your flower beds will love it. You can use your local food waste recycling collection service (if your area supplies this) to dispose of anything you can’t eat, or compost. It can be recycled into a good quality soil fertiliser and even generate electricity that can be fed back into the national grid.
A lot of councils collect food waste recycling now. There are several ways food can be recycled, including:
Wasting food costs an average family with children almost £60 a month. It has serious environmental implications too. We should all be conscious about reducing our food waste as it is not just about letting good food go to waste.
Throwing away food is a waste of resources. Just think about all the energy, water and packaging used in food production, transportation and storage. This all goes to waste when we throw away perfectly good food.
Cheese for example is a very wasteful food as it takes energy and resource to feed and milk the cows, transporting and keeping the milk cool, processing it in to cheese, packing, transportation to shops, keeping the right temperature at all times. If the cheese then gets thrown away it is likely to end up in a landfill site. Rather than harmlessly decomposing, it rots and actually releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
There are plenty of ways to make the most of your food and drink and avoid waste. For simple tips and recipes visit Love Food Hate Waste. You could also try to compost at home
FindaSkip are dedicated to providing responsible waste management. Visit us for affordable skip hire quotes or call us on 0800 019 4530