At Asda, we don’t believe in wasting things, especially great tasting food. We want to focus on putting quality food on your family’s plate, and not in the bin.
We have been working hard to reduce food waste in our stores and supply chain. But, of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK almost 50% comes from our homes! WRAP estimate that in the UK we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, and more than half of this could have been eaten. Wasting this food and drink costs the average household £470 a year or £700 for a family with children. That’s the equivalent of around £60 a month.
A whopping 85% of you told us that you would like us to help you reduce food waste in your homes. So, we listened and have been working with WRAP to develop some fun Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) activities that are running in our stores over August. Check out your local community board in store for more information.
Why not see how many you can get right from our LFHW quiz-
1. Can you freeze baked beans?
2. Should bananas be stored in the fridge?
3. Do we throw away more packaging than food waste?
For more information, tips and advice for reducing food waste in your home visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.