Website serves up recipe to save Scottish householders some dough

1st April 2012

Cash conscious householders in Scotland looking to save some money in the current climate will be pleased to hear about a new-look website which is geared to help save them up to £430 per year by reducing the amount of food they throw away.

Scottish households throw away around 566,000 tonnes of food each year, two-thirds of which was perfectly good food that could have been eaten. Love Food Hate Waste (www.lovefoodhatewaste.com) is a UK programme delivered in Scotland by Zero Waste Scotland which is dedicated to helping people save money by wasting less of this food.

Simple steps, such as better planning of meals, correct storing of food, and preparing and cooking the right portion sizes, could save the average household as much as £35 per month – money which could be used to fill up the family car with petrol, or pay the electricity bill.

www.lovefoodhatewaste.com is the new-look version of www.wasteawarelovefood.org.uk, which helps Scottish households save money and waste less food by providing tips and tools such as recipes to use up leftovers, and advice on how to portion and store your food for the best results.

Jenny Sim from Zero Waste Scotland said:

“We are delighted to be able to launch a revamped Love Food Hate Waste website for Scotland, which offers practical advice on how to reduce food waste, with a great new look and easier to use layout. Great strides have been made to reduce the amount of food waste households dispose of, and we hope the new improved www.lovefoodhatewaste.com will further help people to achieve this – to the benefit of their bank balances as well as helping the environment.”

Notes to editors:

  

  • Zero Waste Scotland works with businesses, communities, individuals and local authorities to help them reduce waste, recycle more and use resources sustainably.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at www.zerowastescotland.org.uk.

 

For further information about Zero Waste Scotland contact:

 

Nicola McGovern, Press & PR Manager

Tel: 01786 468890

Mob: 07540 516156

E-mail:  nicola.mcgovern@zerowastescotland.org.uk

 

Chloe Bellany, Communications Executive

Tel: 01786 468802

Mob: 07540 517127

E-mail: chloe.bellany@zerowastescotland.org.uk