We all generate Food Waste - at home, in school, at work, on the run...everywhere.
Nearly all this food waste is thrown in the bin, and while some is composted most of it ends up in the local landfill. In the landfill, rotting food decomposes to make methane and other gases. In addition to the smell, these are really bad greenhouse gases.
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On average, wasted food costs each Irish household €700 a year. For some households this can be over €1,000! This is an unbelievable waste of money and food - think of the holidays you could have instead of throwing all this food out!
And food waste CAN be avoided. That's what STOP Food Waste is all about. The first step is to learn more about what we are throwing out, then we can do something about it.
TIP! Next week, make a list of what you throw out - you'll be surprised by what you find.
GUESS? What are the main types of food we throw out? Click here for the answer.
LEARN MORE. Click here to download our food waste leaflet (PDF)