Tag Archives | Food Waste

6 Easy Ways to Use Up Overripe Fruits

6 Easy Ways to Use Up Overripe Fruits

Whatever the season, there is always a time when fruit bowls look a little bit worse for wear. Even if you try to make sure overripe fruits at the bottom of the bowl make it back to the top, some produce always ends up rotting away. From banana bread to vegan cakes, there are many […]

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Used Your Loaf ! M&S Launches New Beer Brewed With Surplus Sandwich Bread

Used Our Loaf ! M&S Launches New Beer Brewed With Surplus Sandwich Bread

This summer, sandwich experts M&S are launching three new beers brewed using surplus bread from their sandwich factory. Aptly named ‘ Used our Loaf ’ surplus crusts replace some of the malted barley in the brewing process – helping reduce the carbon impact of the beers and reducing food waste. Brewed by Adnams in Southwold, […]

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Wonky Fruits and Vegetables Extreme Makeover

Wonky Fruits and Vegetables Extreme Makeover

If you have ever grown your own fruits and vegetables, you know that, just like us, they come in all shapes and sizes! With over 1/3 of produce being wasted, the plight of non-calibrated, imperfect fruits and vegetables is very real. Don’t be fooled by appearances, the wonky fruits and vegetables being thrown away taste […]

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Toast Real Ale: The Beer Made From Leftover Bread

Toast Real Ale: The Beer Made From Leftover Bread

Whenever you hear of an innovative project about food waste, UK campaigner Tristam Stuart is somehow involved. Here he strikes again bringing us the best thing since sliced bread. Toast Ale is the UK’s first ever bread to beer ale. Brewed by craft purveyors Hackney Brewery, the innovative and great tasting ale uses fresh, surplus bread otherwise thrown […]

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Olio

Olio App – The Food Sharing Revolution Now Available Nationwide

Ever thought that it would be great to be able to give away some of your leftovers or surplus homegrown apples instead of throwing them away? Well, look no further.  Whether you have got food or want food, the Olio App is here to help share unwanted food so it does not end up in […]

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Is This Egg Still Good To Eat? The 10 Second Test

Is This Egg Still Good To Eat? The 10 Second Test

  Our obsession with “Best Before Date” and “Sell By Date” means that we throw perfectly good food away. According to WRAP 56% of eggs are thrown away because they are “out of date”. That’s an incredible amount considering eggs are still good to eat weeks after the date printed on the box. So how many days […]

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Loving Your Leftovers

Loving Your Leftovers

I hate waste especially food waste, so I jumped at the opportunity when asked to participate in the Food Waste Challenge of AO.com. On average, UK households throw away six meals per week which is obscene, especially when you consider that nearly one billion people go hungry around the world. Reducing food waste is one element of the […]

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7 Tips to Waste Less Food This Holiday Season

7 Tips to Waste Less Food This Holiday Season

Planning too much food is a common problem during the Christmas season. It is hard to know how much everyone will eat and we always prefer to have too much than too little. Some staggering numbers show that Britons waste 263,000 turkeys, 740,000 Christmas puddings and 17.2 million Brussels sprouts during the holiday period just because we can’t […]

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3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough

3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough + Recipes

Baking pastry often create left overs. Make sure you do not waste any, by turning scraps into delicious treats. If you have any kids around, get them involved in cutting out cookie shapes, making pizzas, cheesy breadsticks . .  Alternatively, as I found in the past, left over pastry also makes wonderful play dough that will keep them […]

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inglorious fruits and vegetables

Intermarché – “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables”

I just came across this story and even though it is not news, I love it so much I thought I should share it here. Back in March, Intermarché (France’s third largest supermarket chain) launched a fantastic campaign against food waste. “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables” (or “Les Fruits & Légumes Moches” in French) highlights the plight […]

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