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Why is food waste important?

The cost to you

If everyone ate all the food they bought, 4.5. million tonnes of good food would be eaten rather than wasted. This could save your household over £60 a month adding up to around £720 per year!

Easy ways you can make your food last longer at home

The cost to the planet

9.5 million tons of food is wasted in the UK each year causing the same amount of greenhouse gases as 10 million cars (or 1 in 3 cars on UK roads). 70% of this food waste happens in people’s homes, meaning we can make real change and do our bit to help the environment.

Reduce the food you waste

What you can do 

Reducing food waste in our homes is an easy first step that everyone can take to reduce their impact on the planet.

Start reducing your food waste at home

Recycle and compost the rest

For food waste that can't be avoided such as eggshells, coffee grounds, bones and tea bags we offer a weekly food waste recycling service in Gloucestershire. Some of this food waste can also go in your compost at home if you have one.

Kerbside recycling services in your area

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