Are you food savvy?

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Are you food savvy?

It’s time to get #FoodSavvy, reduce food waste, save money and help the planet. 

Your family could save over £60 a month whilst doing your bit for the environment, by eating more of the food you buy. Sounds simple? It is, our #FoodSavvy website can help.

Did you know?

35% of the average black bin in Worcestershire is food waste.  Of this 69%  was “avoidable” i.e. could have previously been eaten and 43% was still in its packaging such as bread or salad” (source: MEL Research)

In the UK we throw away around 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, costing us £12bn (source: WRAP)

This is equivalent to the average household throwing away eight meals a week an equates to over £700 for the average family with children.  

If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest generator of CO2 emissions behind the US and China (source: WRAP)

Surprisingly research indicates that people don’t think they waste food and that the food they do waste doesn’t cost them much.

Worcestershire County Council’s new and exciting campaign “#FoodSavvy will help you reduce the amount of food you waste and save you money just by planning, storing and using up your food more effectively. 

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