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Serve up some savings by reducing your food waste

It may be simpler than you think to save some money this summer. Reducing your food waste will not only keep the pounds in your pocket but will help the environment too.

While recycling any food that cannot be eaten is good for the planet, throwing away less in the first place is even better. Save more and waste less by trying these three tips:

  • Plan your food shop in advance so you only buy what you need.
  • Freeze food before it reaches its ‘use by’ date.
  • Use up your leftovers by trying out a new recipe.

Make reducing food waste even easier by downloading an app that helps you to plan your shops or donate excess food to your neighbours. With the money you save you could also buy some items to donate to your local food bank.

Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) chairman Councillor Neil Dallen said: “More time at home means Surrey residents are buying and cooking more food than ever before. We should use this time to think more about what we buy and how we can waste less.”

Discover leftover recipes, storage tips and app recommendations on the SEP website.



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