|It Pays To Be A Food Lover This Christmas|
Chance to win a Christmas hamper worth £70 plus festive food tips
This Christmas residents in Hounslow could save up to £50, simply by not throwing away food that could have been eaten.
According to research by the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, UK households needlessly chuck out a staggering eight million tonnes of food every year – enough to fill Wembley Stadium around eight times over. This works out for the average family at about £50 worth of food in the bin every month. And it’s not just peelings and bones either. Most of this is good food, like bread, meat, cheese and vegetables that we buy, but don’t get round to eating.
But by following some simple steps, such as making a shopping list, storing food properly, planning portions and eating up tasty leftovers for lunch, we could all enjoy an extra bit of cash in the run up to Christmas and reduce the amount of food ending up in landfill.
As well as saving money by preventing waste, residents also have the chance to win a Christmas hamper worth £70, containing food lover goodies such as; weighing scales, storage containers, Good Food and Good Housekeeping cookbooks, bag clips, a fridge thermometer, measuring jug and spoons.
To enter, all you need to do is visit www.westlondonwaste.gov.uk.