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Surrey Environment Partnership Says Families Can Save £750 A Year On Food Shopping

Published on: 26 May, 2022
Updated on: 26 May, 2022

By Hugh Coakley

Every week, Surrey residents spend nearly £5 million on food shopping that goes to waste, says the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP). Overall 93,414 tonnes of food was wasted in the county last year.

The partnership says families could save around £750 per year by better planning of meals and food shopping, improving food storage to keep it fresher for longer and by measuring out serving sizes to avoid cooking too much.

The new SEP campaign, Own Your Impact, gives tips to help families reduce food waste and save money at a time when the cost of living is rising so dramatically.

Surrey Environment Partnership Chair, Neil Dallen, said: “At a time when we’re all trying to watch what we spend and look after the planet, these tips on reducing food waste can help us do both.

“Individual changes don’t need to be big or difficult to do but together, across the county, they can make a huge difference. ”

Food waste is estimated to be responsible for 8-10 per cent of global greenhouse gases.

See also: Surrey Accused Of Complacency Over Static Recycling Rates

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