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When it comes to Christmas, food plays a huge part in our celebrations whether we love a full roast with all the trimmings or prefer turkey sandwiches on the sofa.

Did you know that around 270,000 tonnes of food will be wasted at Christmas time in the UK? This includes the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings and over 74 million mince pies. 

Have yourself a Merry Greener Christmas this year by reducing the amount of food that is wasted in your home through these 4 easy steps.


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It may seem obvious, but simply planning out what food you are going to be cooking and for how many people is key to understanding how much it is you need to buy. No more last-minute dashes to the shops for extra ingredients, you can make sure you buy the right amount of ingredients and not have any left over or excess go to waste as a result.

Love food hate waste have a handy Christmas meal planner that includes recipes and a shopping list for 2, 4 or 6 people.

Page updated: 18/10/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire Recycles

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