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How much does food waste cost us?

fww4The true cost of food waste is difficult to put a number on but the average Irish household is binning between €400 – €1,000 worth of food each year.

How can this be?? Well there are different costs that go into getting the food from the supermarket shelf onto your plate and then into your bin but it has been estimated that the true costs of food waste are about €3 per kilogram. Of course this varies depending on the type of food you are throwing out but when you consider all the food that your household throws out each year it adds up.

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So the next time you throw out a slice of bread, or that bag of salad left in the back of the fridge think about how this all adds up to money from your pocket going into the bin.