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Reducing food waste

How to reduce your food waste

In the UK households waste 6.5 million tonnes of food waste every year, 4.5 million of which is edible. We’re not talking egg shells or chicken bones... We mean the last few bites from your plate that you couldn’t quite manage, or your bread crusts, or potato peelings – all stuff which could have been transformed into something delicious.

Those 4.5 million tonnes are enough to fill 38 million wheelie bins, or 90 Royal Albert Halls. It’s a lot, but we have the power to change this.


In 2018/19 residents in the Stroud District threw away over 2000 tonnes of food waste in their general waste.

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