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How can I reduce my food waste?

There are many ways to reduce your food waste and save money. It is estimated that households on average throw away 1/3 of the food purchased which equates to €1,000 worth of food every year, by doing this you are actually paying for it twice, the original purchase price in the shop and then paying your collector to take it away, there are also indirect costs of transporting it from the shop to your home and electricity costs to keep it refrigerated. You can cut down on food waste by carefully planning your menus and sticking to a shopping list, using your freezer wisely, using leftovers creatively, controlling your portion sizes and many other ideas and tips that can be found at, and