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Fifty ways to make food go further

Top tips for cutting food waste and saving money.


Does your weekly shop go off before you can eat it all? Do you cook too much and end up throwing half in your non-recycling bin? Or perhaps you get home from the supermarket to find you’ve bought items you already had in the cupboard? If so, we can help you.

Nearly 20% of the food we buy is wasted. That’s like throwing away one bag of shopping out of every 5 bought – costing the average household around £60 each month.

And there’s a further cost for getting rid of it. Around a third of the waste Derbyshire households throw in their non-recycling bin is food – around 63,000 tonnes – costing council tax-payers £6.3 million a year in disposal costs.

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