Food Waste

What is food waste?

Food waste is any food that is not eaten and is instead thrown away. This might be because it has gone past its sell by date, it doesn’t look normal so isn’t sold in the supermarket or due to cooking too much and throwing some away.

WOW fact: The average family of 4 wastes up to £700 of good food every year!

Here in Blackburn with Darwen, almost half of the ‘rubbish’ in our burgundy bins is food. A lot of that is fresh fruit and veg, bread, dairy products, rice and pasta that could have been used.

Watch this video on why we shouldn’t throw away food:

So, what can you do to become a food saving hero?