Just in UK, every year a family looses up to £700 on Food Waste. And all over UK, 7.3 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfills each year, which values up to £10 billion, and yet 8.4 million families around the world are struggling to put food on the table.
£200 Per Person Every Year Is Wasted On Food Waste
Now, whenever we waste food, we have heard people saying, “Now, now, don’t waste your food, there are people in poor countries who are starving to death!” Although we can’t send our wasted food to those people but when people are starving next door, it is not just ignorant but also inhumane to waste food.
42% of Food Waste Comes From Household Only
In Europe, UK tops the chart for Food Waste, where majority of it is contributed by households, and one of the top reasons being people forgetting to consume food within the expiry date and binning them eventually for that reason.
First, we need to keep in mind that the expiry date on the food item doesn’t always mean that the food is not safe to consume after the specified date but just a mere reminder that the food pristine quality might decline after the specified day. So you should always look at the condition of the food itself before throwing them into the bin just because of the expiry or use-by specified date.
Second, next time when you waste any food, always remember that someone in your neighbourhood is going to bed empty stomach and the same situation can arise in your house as well. So why waste food, when you can just remember to consume it properly in the first place. And in case, you are forgetful or have difficulty to remember when each food item is about to expire, then just use ReMe Basket (Android App) to make your life easier. It’s not just the food you are wasting but you are also wasting your own money at the same time.
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