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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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