Did you know that in the UK, we throw away 8.3 million tonnes of food from our homes every year and that the average family with children wastes up to £680 worth of food a year, that’s £50 a month!
In fact, every year, the average dustbin contains enough unrealised energy for 500 baths, 3500 showers or 5,000 hours of television.
Now when times are lean, it’s vital we get the most value out of our food and our money, so where better to start looking at how we can save money in the home, than to start with our bins. Yes, you heard me, our bins.
That’s exactly what I’ve just been doing for the Walker family in Watford. Energyrethinking.org, the consumer facing site of the Energy Saving Trust / Shell / Michelin, invited me over to share my easy green tips to help regular families like the Walker’s save energy and money in their home.
From freezing bogofs to date labelling – there are so many easy ways in which we can get the most from our food and our money.
So come and join me, in the bin!