Householders reduced their food waste by 76% in a recent trial in which they took steps such as making better use of leftovers and using their freezers more.
Two-thirds of the participants said they slashed their weekly food bill by an average of GBP16.50 per week – equivalent to GBP858 over a year. The findings from the six-week experiment mean that each of the households could stop more than 76kg of food ending up in the bin if they continued their new habits for a year.
The trial was organised by Tesco in conjunction with the environmental charity Hubbub. During the challenge, 53 households logged their food waste and followed tips on more effective meal planning, food storage and cooking classes from the supermarket’s chefs.