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Get "loving food and hating waste" wrapped this festive period

Published Thursday, 17th December 2015

Eating, drinking and being merry is what the festive period is all about, but that doesn’t mean we have to waste food or money doing so.

Worcestershire County Council is promoting the Love Food Hate Waste message over the holidays to spread the word of the savings everyone could make by taking advantage of the simple advice on offer.                                                                                         

On average families could save nearly £700 a year through avoidable food waste. By reducing what ends up in bins, it also brings down the cost of food waste disposal; something which totalled around £5million in landfill disposal charges in Worcestershire alone last year.

The Let's Waste Less website at has a whole host of hints and tips to make the most of the food we buy, as well as great money-saving tips for the festive period and what to do with all that leftover turkey and Christmas pudding. iPhone and Android versions of the Love Food Hate Waste app can also be downloaded through Apple App Store or Google Play.

Cllr Anthony Blagg, County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "It's staggering to think the average family household could save up to £700 each year by reducing their food waste. Small changes can make a big difference so I'd urge everyone to get thinking, saving and sharing."