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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.

Take a look at our 50 ways to make food go further in our:

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Win a Joseph Joseph bin worth £200

Do you know your onions? Try our fun quiz on cutting food waste to find out and have a chance of winning this great prize.

We’ve teamed up with innovative houseware designer Joseph Joseph to offer one lucky reader a stylish, state-of-the-art indoor recycling unit to make separating your waste at home ready for recycling even easier.

The 60 litre ‘Totem’ occupies the same space as a conventional kitchen bin and features a 24 litre recycling drawer, 36 litre waste compartment, 4 litre removable food waste caddy and an odour filter compartment.”

Take our food saving quiz with a chance to win a Joseph Joseph recycling bin