Every year in the UK we throw away £12.5bn worth of perfectly good food, costing the average family over £50 a month. We actually throw away more food than packaging from our homes in the UK every year.
If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road.
A lot of the waste is simply down to too much food being prepared, with cooked food more likely to end up in the bin rather than raw ingredients. Of our uncooked food, fruit and vegetables are the most likely to be thrown away without being used, followed by bread and cakes.
For more information, advice and ideas to help you reduce the amount of food you throw away you can visit the .Love Food Hate Waste website