Along with bananas, bagged salads are apparently one of the most frequently thrown away foods in the UK. It figures. There’s not much worse than squishy, brown bananas and limp, slightly smelly salad leaves.
According to Love Food Hate Waste, uneaten food
costs the average household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children, the equivalent of around £60 a month
While I’m definitely way, way below the average (just who are these people who throw away £60 worth of food a month?!), even somebody who hates chucking away food as much as I do can find themselves with the odd bit of mouldy cheese or furry yogurt. But I do make a conscious effort to save anything in my fridge that looks like it might be on its way out from actually reaching the bin. Recently I’ve become even more determined in my attempts to swoop in and save overripe fruit…
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