Zero Waste Scotland 190pxACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland research revealed that the vast majority (86%) of Scots are unaware that food waste can be an even bigger contributor to climate change than plastic waste. The research found that sending just a single kilogram of food waste to landfill produces the same carbon emissions as landfilling a staggering 25,000 500ml plastic bottles.

Calling on Scots to take small actions to reduce food waste as they are already doing for plastic, Zero Waste Scotland’s top tips include: Shop savvy – over half of the food we throw away can be eaten so meal planning will help both your pockets and the planet; Push pause – freezing your food and being smarter with storage can help make the food you buy last longer; and Love leftovers – get creative in the kitchen with leftovers to make the most of excess ingredients.


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