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An easy green way to keep food waste out of landfill – The Green Cone

October 4 Author: admin

Green Cone food waste digester

As you may be aware, there are many reasons why food is wasted in the home, including overbuying, inadequate food storage and cooking oversized portions. Fortunately, with food waste reduction tips and advice from organizations such as WRAP, many of us are beginning to make better choices when it comes to valuing our food, reducing food waste and in turn saving money. In fact according to WRAP there was an estimated 1.1m tonne reduction of food waste between 2006 and 2010.

Great news, I hear you say, but when you consider that 15m tonnes of food is still being wasted per year, with households generating 7.2m tonnes of which 4.4m tonnes is avoidable – it’s clear to see there is still quite a way to go.

However, not all food waste is avoidable and it is inevitable some will go to waste, but how can we ensure we keep it out of landfill?

Unfortunately, there is not a simple, one-fits-all solution to this problem for several reasons:

Firstly, there is still a lack of awareness of the environmental impact of food waste, some believing that as food is biodegradable it is okay for it to go to landfill, whilst others do not fully understand or appreciate the consequences of the harmful emissions created by food waste, methane, and the detrimental effect it has on our environment.

Secondly, there is not always a disposal infrastructure in place to enable householders to make a greener choice. For example, not all UK homes have food waste collected by their local authority, others have concerns that is unhygienic to store food waste, some may not have gardens to compost, whilst not all garden owners wish to compost at all.

Fortunately, for the latter, those MaleEdge with gardens who do not wish or have time to compost, there is an eco-friendly solution to dispose of food waste – namely, The Green Cone.

Green Cone Food waste digester

The Green Cone is an innovative food waste disposal unit. A four-part injection moulded unit, it comprises of a lower basket installed below ground and forming the base for an upper assembly consisting of a black inner cone and a green outer lidded plastic cone.

Sited in a sunny, well-drained spot in the garden, above the water table, the Green Cone will effortlessly digest all cooked and uncooked kitchen food waste, including:

Dairy products,
Peelings etc.

So how the Green Cone work?

Using the 5 litre Green Cone caddy (which is supplied with the Green Cone) all organic kitchen waste can be collected, then when convenient, emptied into the Green Cone.

The Green Cone’s patented design of the unit utilises a solar heating effect between the inner and outer cones to promote air circulation, which facilitates the growth of beneficial micro-organisms and the desirable aerobic digestion process. The household food waste is converted into water, carbon dioxide and small amount of residue that will only need to be removed every few years in a well operating Green Cone.

That’s it!

So, if you are looking for a solution to dispose of your unavoidable food waste, take a look at the Green Cone and don’t forget to check if your local council will subsidise your Green Cone purchase at

Finally, Green Cone have kindly offered all Queen of Easy Green readers the chance to win their own Green Cone worth £79.50.

For your chance of winning, simply complete the Rafflecopter box below.

Good luck!

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258 Responses to “An easy green way to keep food waste out of landfill – The Green Cone”

  1. hayley pemberton says:

    do a meal plan so you only buy the food you need for the weeks meals

  2. Amanda Moss says:

    give smaller portions, if you want more go back for some.

  3. Only use what you need to do smaller portions than you think you need as can always get more and if is left overs put them in fridge, fry them the next day with some grated potatoe seasoning and herbs and you have a tasty meal

  4. zoey deacon says:

    eat everything :)

    • admin says:

      Me too … that’s partly the reason why this month, October, I’m focussing on getting fit and shedding a few pounds. I’ll be reviewing an organic detox plan and a de-stress/ sleep better organic aromatherapy spa experience, don’t forget to take a look :)

  5. victoria thurgood says:

    I plan every meal so i only buy what i need

  6. kim neville says:

    i cook double and freeze half so no wastage

  7. Lorna says:

    Smaller portions

  8. John Taggart says:

    Blanche and freeze any vegetables when you have any left overs -:-)

  9. iain says:

    don’t eat anything

  10. TRACEY HUBER says:

    Don’t overload plates so any leftovers can be reused

  11. CHRIS ANDREWS says:

    smaller portions, also be inventive with leftovers

  12. Tracey Peach says:

    Only buy what you need from teh supermarket making a list & planing what you will eat for the week reduces the amount of food wastage

  13. Tracy says:

    Do regular fridge checks and move the food that needs to be eaten first towards the front (to remind you).

  14. Anna says:

    Grow your own where possible, it takes so much effort so I can’t stand to waste anything. Plan what you will eat and when then you shop accordingly – boring I know, but it works!

  15. Tracey Belcher says:

    Write a shopping list and stick to it!

  16. Claire Smith says:

    Buy less!

  17. Stephanie Tsang says:

    Grow your own!

  18. elisha says:

    If you happen to over cook, either freeze or use it as a stir fry or soup for the next day or so. Food ALWAYS taste better a day after!

  19. Ellie Bromilow says:

    Plan your meals, and why not freeze your leftovers or eat them for your dinner the next day? almost anything can go into an omelet or pasta sauce or cheese grill. Any stale bread can be made into breadcrumbs and frozen. Leftover fat from cooking can be left for the birds rather than landfill (just save an old margarine tub and fill it) and if you have sandwich meat or cut fat bits from sandwich meat they will eat those too.

  20. EMMA WALTERS says:


  21. Nicola says:

    Don’t cook so much food

  22. Liz Green says:

    Buy long life goods in bulk and fruit/veg etc on a day to day basis when you need it xx

  23. Zoe G says:

    Measure out quantities when cooking so I don’t cook too much or if I do too much I will then freeze it, also keep on top of food in the fridge by using things first that aren’t as fresh to save waste

  24. Ali Thorpe says:

    Think about ways to use food that is a little past its best. Soft, wrinkly veg roasts well, and is great for cooking up and freezing for stew or soup bases.


    Freeze leftovers

  26. Christine Quinn says:

    Could do with one of these!

  27. Andy D says:

    Cook what you need

  28. Francesca Tuck says:

    Use all of the vegetable, not just the bulk of the body. Leaves and roots can be tasty too.

  29. Julie Guy says:

    We hardly have any food waste, my teenage kids are like hoovers, they eat everything.

  30. Sarah Spencer says:

    Only buy what you know you are going to use.

  31. Rachel Smith says:

    make soup with any veg that you have left that may not use in time :)

  32. Jen says:

    My tip is to think carefully about whether you’ll use it in time when shopping and be aware of use by dates.

  33. Paula Hambly says:

    Don’t be over cautious on best before dates it’s only guide and if not dairy or meat can be used a few days after !

  34. laura banks says:

    always plan your meals ahead

  35. Nina C says:

    Don’t get sucked into buy 1 get 1 free or other multi deals if you aren’t going to use the extra food. It’s just something extra to throw out unless you really need the whole lot.

  36. alison johnson says:

    Freeze left overs x

  37. Keith says:

    Buy fresh food daily

  38. amanda lewis says:

    use leftovers instead of composting or throwing away

  39. claire woods says:

    Don’t cook too much in the first place.

  40. Jo Dawkins says:

    Plan your weekly meals and buy appropriately and save and freeze any leftovers if you can

  41. Elizabeth says:

    shop with a friend and share the bogofs

  42. vandervaulk says:

    only prepare the right amount of food you need, don’t use more than you need.

  43. Amy Ripley says:

    Only cook what you need!

  44. Helen Battle says:

    buy only what you need

  45. Nancy Townsend says:

    Don’t buy more than you are going to use. Use what you have before you buy more.

  46. kerry Locke says:

    It’s Simple .. cook less. If you only cook in portion sizes that your family will eat, then there will be no waste. If you over cook – then freeze your extras for another meal. The only waste you should have is veg peelings and recycle packaging.

  47. Angie Hoggett says:

    I always keep a list of what’s in my freezer to avoid buying unecessary food and it’s great for making sure I use things up and for planning meals for the week ahead.

  48. Spencer Broadley says:

    Being single I cook 3 to 4 portions and freeze 2 portions and use the other 2 over 2 days – eg mince, tomato, veg and then make the portion into either as it is or spag bol or chille concarne to vary the meals – by doing this I save on having to throw things out but also on electric & gas because it just needs reheating if you thaw from the freezer so planning is important

  49. Allan Smith says:

    Prepare the correct portions!

  50. Rachel Craig says:

    Check the fridge, freezer and cupboard stock prior to meal planning, making a shopping list and doing the shopping trip.

  51. Susan says:

    Have leftovers for lunch the next day

  52. Donna Parkin says:

    always meal plan and always check back freezer before reshopping kids are great at saying thes nowt to eat arghhh

  53. Ange;a Turton says:

    Separate and freeze xx

  54. Carol Fowkes says:

    When we have leftover food from a meal, we either freeze it in one or two meal portions or make soup with it. Our favourite is Christmas Dinner soup! So none of that goes into landfill

  55. Simon says:

    nice prize

  56. Laura Pritchard says:

    Keep any vegetable scraps for your rabbits/guinea pigs, or a friends.

  57. Emma says:

    Always make a meal plan and know the best way to store your food.

  58. Helen Grayson says:

    Try and use up things you have in the fridge, chicken can be made into sandwiches, dry bread can be made into puddings – You can make meals out of leftover veggies too – Bubble and squeak! :)

    It’s about thinking outside the box and you can almost always use your leftovers to make a new meal :)

  59. jayne hall says:

    only buy what you need

  60. Tammy Tudor says:

    Freeze your food for later, it lasts longer!

  61. faye huntington says:

    wrap up leftovers in foil and save for the next day as breakfast (if its pudding as a treat!) or lunch if it’s savoury :) xxxx

  62. Scott Fallon says:

    use smaller portions

  63. Kristy says:

    Only buy the food you need by taking a shopping list with you!

  64. Teresa Sheldon says:

    don’t cook to much

  65. Julie Savage says:

    To buy in bulk and freeze into smaller portion so nothing to waste.

  66. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Before freezing separate meats into useable amounts so you only use what you need

  67. Ailie says:

    Great advice above! We shop at a low cost supermarket, Aldi. They tend to have quality food and lots of cheap fruit and veg. They also do not stock frilly items, so you are not tempted with things that are pointless and a waste of cash! When I make a roast lunch I always do one extra dinner for my husband to have the next day with the surplus food!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Ailie – yes I’m an Aldi convert too. I think their fresh produce is not only better value for money, it’s of a superior quality than that which I find in my other local supermarkets, though not as tasty as my homegrown of course! Great tips about the extra dinner, Sunday lunch is great on any day of the week :)

  68. Fiona says:

    Keep an eye on your fridge and use all the food you buy.

  69. julie baxter says:

    plan out the weeks meals and only buy what you need. i find that nothing gets wasted then

  70. We have lots of fresh food waste. Everyday I use fresh veg etc. Some waste goes for stock and the rest to the wormery

  71. Maggie Osborn says:

    Freeze as much of the leftovers as possible. Don’t buy huge bags of salad, etc that will go off.

  72. chris yocomp says:

    Meal Plan – saves money and food wastage. And then approx once every 6-8 weeks I try to miss a shop at the supermarket and just eat out the fridge/freezer. This forces me to eat up those little bits

  73. Stephanie says:

    Get a dog – we have hardly any waste

  74. vicki hennie says:

    feed scraps to the dog x

  75. Julie Ward says:

    Only buy what u need, freeze any left overs if possible

  76. Ruth Harwood says:

    My tip for reducing food waste is to keep your eye on sell by and use by dates and make sure you knowl you’ll be able to eat food before it goes off

  77. Gillian says:

    Never cook more than you need.

  78. DAWN TOTTON says:

    Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer to use them up.

  79. Solange says:

    Freeze leftovers

  80. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Smaller portions and stick to your shopping list

  81. ALLY WEBB says:

    I juice any fruit that’s gone just past it’s best and freeze it.

  82. jessica agyin says:

    use leftovers for lunch next day

  83. I always freeze what leftovers I can

  84. Bobbie says:

    Don’t get tempted by Buy one Get one free offers

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your comments Bobbie, however I must admit I love BOGOF offers, especially on frozen or fresh produce which I can pop straight in my freezer. In doing so I make a cost saving PLUS I’ve always got a stock of food at hand which means I can leave shopping for another week. :)

  85. Freeze portions you don’t use

  86. Denise says:

    Prepare a weekly meal plan, looking in the fridge, freezer and cupboards before you prepare your shopping list. Buy only what’s onthe hopping list and stick to the meals that were planned – saves money and waste! :)

  87. Nicki R says:

    I buy things in bulk to save money then freeze them in portion sizes so only take out what I need when I need it :)

  88. Aimee R says:

    Making the most of leftovers with meal planning

  89. Caroline Blaza says:

    Freeze any left over food if it can be frozen

  90. Daniel Grimes says:

    smaller portions

  91. Katherine Coldicott says:

    Plan your meals and write a shopping list.

  92. Alex says:

    Ensure you freeze things you cannot cook a day before their use by date. Plus the more full your freezer the less it costs to run!

  93. michelle harris says:

    use leftovers…most people’s fav meals where originally meant to be ways of using leftovers – lasagne, pizza, pie – shepherds, cottage or pastry; soups mmmm hungry now….leftovers….

  94. We have a child with Autism and so we waste alot of food we have a compost heap and we are going to buy a wormery after xmas, but this would be perfect for us.

  95. HazelY says:

    Plan meals well in advance, stock up on small or medium freezer bags for leftovers (including slate bread for breadcrumbs etc.) and be creative with leftovers. Experimenting can be such fun when cooking!

  96. NICOLA TERRY says:

    My tip would be to grow your own fruit and veg if possible. Pick what you need and the rest can be left to grow still. If you end up with quite a bit of stuff then make chutneys/jams/pickles with it

  97. Hayley Wynn says:

    Buy fresh food on the day you intend to cook it

  98. dragonfly63 says:

    Look for what ingredients you have and enter them onto a recipe website such as Supercook (
    choose what type of recipe you want and then choose one from what it offers. Food saving and new recipes, a win win situation.

  99. Liz Marriott says:

    Eat it all! Anything left over, put in a big pot, liquidise or mash it when cooked and make a soup with a few haricot beans – lovely. Compost what is not edible.

  100. Christine Caple says:

    Freeze any leftovers.

  101. Stewart Green says:

    Make your own meals, Go past the eat by dates, freeze what you don’t use, Have eat what’s in the freezer days,
    Make veg stock with what’s left over veg at the end of the week.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your tips Stewart – I like the ‘eat what’s in the freezer day’ idea – guaranteed to rescue those UFO’s (Unidentified Frozen Objects) lurking in the back of the freezer :)

  102. Barry Ranns says:

    Cook everything fresh and just the right portion sizes. Always use leftovers, I love bubble and squeak.

  103. Wendy Dunn says:

    use the left over food for another meal or freeze it

  104. sarah pearce says:

    freeze any spare portions or wtick them in a soup/stew x

  105. Zoe Roxby says:

    When I make too much I always freeze what can be freezed in seperate portions and re heated at a later date. its useful when I am at work and my husband is at home with the kids he can just ask the kids what they want for tea and he can reheat them. that way if they pick what they like I know there is never gonna be any wastage or not much

  106. Anne Charlee says:

    Eat it all xx

  107. Emma Lewis says:

    Buy only what you need.

  108. Robyn says:

    Read up on portion sizes and try and stick to them, helps reduce waist and waste ;-)

  109. Andrew Halliwell says:

    Simple. Only buy what you can eat.

  110. Matthew says:

    Great prize!

  111. lovelygrey says:

    Check your fridge and cupboards before menu planning and be creative with what you find in there! x

  112. Kirsty Woods says:

    Plan your meals and only buy what you need

  113. Angela Williams says:

    Plan your meals before you go shopping and only get what you need

  114. Deborah says:

    shop regularly for fresh food and finish what’s in the fridge before buying more

  115. Nicola Holland says:

    Make meals from left overs!

  116. Kirsten Murphy says:

    serve smaller portions and freeze leftovers

  117. leanne says:

    Exactly – plus if they’re not served up, you’re more likely to save the leftovers for another meal

  118. Phyllis Ellett says:

    Make meals from scratch and design the meals that any leftovers can be safely frozen for use later as leftovers.

  119. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Work out the meals you are going to make a week in advance and only buy the ingredients needed for those :)

  120. Jo Booth says:

    Meal planning, before you go shopping, plan what you’re going to cook for the family the following week. Write your list at the same time. It does work :-)

  121. Kim Sly says:

    Cook what you need, rather than what you don’t! for one it save’s you money, saves your waist line and can fill your freezer if you cook from scratch!!!! very beneficial

  122. Alyson Guy says:

    Use stale bread to make croutons, cutting into squares, sprinkling with olive oil and placing in the oven after cooking a meal (or on a low heat if not cooking) until crunchy. They store in a sealed container for ages and make salad left overs (and soup made from leftovers) into a treat.

  123. TRACY MOORE says:

    Make casseroles and stews enough for 2 days, that way saves waste and money too.

  124. Tracey Tedford says:

    do not buy too much fresh food in advance

  125. Robby Price says:

    Do not buy supermarket bargains, buy only what you need

  126. Chris Collyer says:

    If you are a parent, eat after your children as they often leave food so you dont have to cook as much

  127. Christopher Nicholl says:

    A wellkept freezer diary so you know exactly what you have and were it is.

  128. gareth says:

    i sed to have one of these marvelous thingamies but my landlord knicked it i would love to win another one

  129. lynn neal says:

    Invite the family round and cook for them in one oven ! Saving energy. You will need less heating on with the warmth generated by a group. Your guests can turn their heating, lights etc. off while they are out. Buying in larger quantities is usually cheaper just be careful to cook only the amount you need!

  130. Linda Bird says:

    I don’t tend to overdo the portions, that way there are no left overs.

  131. Nicola says:

    Feed leftovers to dog

  132. Natalie Crossan says:

    Eat it all ;)

  133. Chris Fletcher says:

    Have a pet dog! It eats nearly everything!

  134. Karen wright says:

    Plan what the family are eating so you only buy what you need.

  135. donna jones says:

    plan my weekly meals

  136. Laura Vitty says:

    Get a dog!

  137. Janine Atkin says:

    plan meals before shopping

  138. Liz ferguson says:

    Est it.

  139. Deborah Hambleton says:

    I try to shop little and often – doesnt work for everyone, but if you have to pass a Supermarket each day then it’s easy to just buy a little at a time.

    • admin says:

      Good point Deborah, like you say, it’s great if you’re regularly in the vicinity of a store, but if you have to travel each time, having bigger ‘shops’ less often would work better.

  140. Alison Smith says:

    Making lists of meals for the week and sticking to the list :)

  141. Sarah says:

    plan meals :)

  142. Claire says:

    batch cook and freeze extra portions

  143. Sarah Mcknight says:

    Plan meals in advance and freeze leftovers.

  144. Jane says:

    Don’t buy so much in the first place

  145. Sharon Burroughs says:

    Plan your meals for the week so you only buy what you need and whatever is left in your fridge at the end of the week chuck in a stew!

  146. stacey kirkbride says:

    i freeze alot of my foods so they dont get wasted

  147. Kerry Kilmister says:

    Do a meal plan to save any wastage of food.

  148. Kirsty Jane Fox says:

    Have a greedy husband!

  149. Susan says:

    plan meals

  150. Samantha davis says:

    All in the planning of the shopping and meal sizes

  151. helenthemadex says:

    a combination of meal planning, which means you shop to the menu and smaller portions

  152. claire little says:

    i do my shopping daily or every second day everything always gets used

  153. amy louise says:

    smaller portions or left over the day after

  154. Joanne Blunt says:

    I meal plan for the week and so only buy what I need. It reduces cost and waste

  155. Naomi Buchan says:

    We always eat our left overs, saves, waste, money and time cooking another meal x

  156. jodie harvey says:

    we always make another meal with anything left over, the thing we usually have too much of is chicken on a sunday after a roast, but it makes a yummy chicken and mayo sandwich at the nighttime :)

  157. Debbie Creasey says:

    we never waste food any leftovers are fed to our rescued chickens :D

  158. Brenda Wilkes says:

    Plan my meals for the in advance and only buy what I need.

  159. Jayne B says:

    Make use of the freezer

  160. Lorna Craig says:

    When we have a chicken, we get 2 roast dinners each,out of then more for sandwiches and finally boil up the carcass for stock and make chicken soup with loads of veggies, eat some and freeze the rest for quick lunches! The only problem I’ve always had is what to do with the carcass when I’ve finished but this would solve that problem! :)

  161. Lorna Craig says:

    Following on Twitter as @arranmum

  162. Sam Furniss says:

    Prepare meals in larger amounts so that the excess can be portioned up and frozen to be eaten at a later date.

  163. cathyj says:

    any leftovers to be used, put to front of fridge and check before cooking a meal

  164. Nicola Seary says:

    To cut down on Food waste I have recently started to plan my meals in advance

  165. John says:

    Buy only what you will use. The best way to do this is to shop two or three times a week instead of one big shop/

  166. rhian purches says:

    take leftovers to work as part of a packed lunch

  167. charlie Leigh James says:

    Meal plan and not overshop

  168. adrian price says:

    shop carefully

  169. Amanda says:

    Use old takeaway plastic tubs to make up a meal with the left overs and freeze, you can then use these individual meals for work.

  170. Karen says:

    Plan meals and freeze leftovers for another day :)

  171. Jacqueline Roberts says:

    Meal plan and not to over make too much food.

  172. marco fusco says:

    Make things that you can transform the leftovers into new dishes

  173. Allan Fullarton says:

    I plan every meal so not to be wasteful.

  174. Hayley Todd says:

    I always go to the supermarket with a list of meals I want to make for that week, so by purchsing only the ingredients I need for each meal, it ensures that no waste occurs. When I buy fresh fruit and veg, bread, cheese, ham and other perishables, I always buy the items with the longest sell-by date, as this ensures that there is a far greater chance of the item being fully used before it runs out of date and has to be thrown away!

  175. sally says:

    Only buy what I need… don’t get seduced by supermarket buy one get ten free offers!!

  176. Zoe Wilkinson says:

    I plan the weekly meals so i know exactly what to buy, any leftovers i freeze. If we have chicken i always use the carcass to make stock. Nothing wasted if i can help it.

  177. sarah davison says:

    I plan our family meals and buy the ingredients on a weekly basis. By the end of the week the fridge is bare and if there is anything left – it goes on to be used for the next lot of meals

  178. Melanie Burton says:

    Prepare meals in advance and freeze them

  179. Sally Henry says:

    Any leftover meat, rice,vegetables in our household are fed to our dog. Makes us happy (we can cut back on the dog food costs) and her too!

  180. Hannah Whitling says:

    Lots of ways, do meal plans and get only what is needed for those meals, even if it means making more trips to a shop rather than trying to get it all in and getting too much. Another way is to serve up smaller amounts on the plate, if still hungry then go back for some more, that way, whatever is left can be put in the fridge or freezer. When cooking, especially if on your own, cook a larger amount, and freeze it in portions, that way a portion can be taken out when decided that will be for tea, and with cooking it in 1 go, there’s less waste in cooking and preparing it. My final thing is to never go food shopping hungry as you will want more things, things you don’t truly want or need.

  181. Catharine Rice says:

    By recycling as much as I possibly can!! Washing out jars, milk cartons etc. may seem tedious but its worth it in the end!! Also I’m a student & I try to print as little as I can & use electronic forms of reading such as the iPad!!

  182. Karen Whittaker says:

    Try and always cook an appropriate amount and have an idea for leftovers before you cook!!

  183. claire matthews-curtis says:

    Dont make so much and if possible freeze left overs, plus having a meal plan always help then you only buy wants needed, saves throwing food that hasnt been used an has eg: gone off in the fridge

  184. Danika Lloyd says:

    Buy only what you need locally rather than big packets where half the pack ends up wasted

  185. Thea Wilson says:

    Smaller portions of food so you waste…… or have a human garbage disposal unit for a husband like I do!

  186. Katy spence says:

    Batch cook, freeze extra and use what is in your fridge before making more!

  187. Emma Wolski says:

    Don’t buy so much, buy it as you go along if near a local shop, you will prob spend half the money as you won’t impulse buy as we all do in the big supermarkets!

  188. susan willshee says:

    always check your cupboards, fridge and freezer before going shopping. If you haven;t used something you bought last week – don;t buy it again this week!

  189. Debbie skinner says:

    Cook only what you need!

  190. claire davey says:

    make menu plans and waste can go on compost heap

  191. Rachael Donovan says:

    Grow your own!

  192. Becky John says:

    Make food in large batches and freeze in smaller portions to be used on other occasions

  193. Helen T says:

    Check what foodstuffs need using up first and meal plan around those items – freeze any leftovers however small as you can always use them in soups, stews, curries, etc.

  194. Jacqueline Parker says:

    Freeze leftovers and to make sure that they are not chucked way and wasted have a left overs day/week and try and use up the meals in your freezer and perk up the meals with fresh veg/salad/sauces.

  195. carol phile says:

    feed scraps (that are safe to feed to the dog) to the dog!

  196. Daniel Stacey says:

    Mix all left over veg and meat in tomato sauce and pasta rather than throw away

  197. Helen Garner says:

    Store food in the fridge in order of expiry date to make sure you use the most short-dated stuff first.

  198. champaklal lad says:

    Eat Everything

  199. pauline byrne says:

    freeze food as not to go waste money on more x

  200. Rebecca says:

    Plan your meals

  201. Irene Murdoch says:

    My 2 dogs are great waste disposal units!

  202. Rachel James says:

    If you want to buy BOGOF’s and special offers club together with family members and share them. You all benefit money-wise and should reduce food waste too.

  203. Becky Downey says:

    eat everything, so no need to waste!

  204. Susan Freeman says:

    I turn left over veg and meat from Sunday roast into a soup/stew for Monday and if any left after that it gets blitzed and frozen to be used as a basis for gravies or lunches for work

  205. Penny russell says:

    Make sure I eat everything

  206. Marie Splarn says:

    I shop little and often, so I only buy what I need for that day or so.

  207. Su Brett says:

    We hardly have any food waste, I make a large pan of soup every week and put in any any veg that needs using or as a base for a pasta, then freeze portion sizes. Leftovers can be used in soups and omlettes or frozen. Leftover fruit is used in cakes or puddings and we put peelings into our compost bin.

  208. Julia Linsley says:

    Look for recipies to use up all leftovers – Be creative !

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