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Love food, hate waste

In the UK we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. This is not only bad for the environment, it costs the average household £480 a year, rising to £680 for a family with children, or around £50 a month.

Highlighting the problem, research conducted by the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) found 57per cent of us claim not to waste food (or very little) while in fact as a nation we are throwing away millions of tonnes of food and drink.

To help address this problem, Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council are running a Love Food Hate Waste campaign in November and December to raise awareness and help everyone take action. Research shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things, like planning your meals and making a shopping list, we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.

During the campaign, a variety of events will be taking place across Herefordshire and Worcestershire with lots of activities for people to check out. Why not get involved and try to reduce the amount of perfectly good food that goes to waste in your house.

For more information about Love Food Hate Waste including hints, tips and recipes to help you waste less food, and save money, please visit

Tags: Environment and waste