90% of us rightly agree that food waste never belongs in the rubbish bin and almost all of us recycle regularly, which is why Wales ranks 3rd in the world. But there’s still work to be done – a quarter of a typical household rubbish bin is made up of food waste, equivalent to filling 3,300 double-decker buses every year. Shockingly, a massive 80% of that could have been eaten.
The average Welsh household throws away £49 per month
90% of us agree that food should NEVER go in the rubbish, yet a quarter of the average rubbish bin is food! 80% of this could have been eaten and the rest recycled into energy.
How does food waste create power?
When collected from your home, food waste is taken to an 'anaerobic digestion’ facility where the methane is harnessed and transformed into biogas, generating energy. Check out Matt Pritchard's video to see this amazing process in action!
Savvy tips to make your food go further
Pressed for time but want to avoid wasting good food and money? Explore our easy, flexible and nutritious recipe ideas designed to effortlessly boost your favourite meals and snacks.
Recycle your food waste like a pro – Matt’s 5 top tips to avoid “ych a fi”
“Some people think recycling food is a bit ‘ych a fi’, but it doesn’t have to be”. Recycling food waste actually creates fewer smells and is more hygienic than putting it in the bin. Avoid the yuck factor by following Matt’s top tips.
Don’t feed the bin!
Most of us know that food waste belongs in the caddy yet 24% of the average rubbish bin is food waste, and 83% of this could have been eaten. Don’t feed the bin this Halloween.
Calling all teachers!
The Mighty Food Waste Mission is back! A fun and educational Curriculum-linked activity and competition for primary schools.