As always, the Love Food Hate Waste team is supporting the European Week for Waste Reduction by focussing on food waste and this year we have a particular theme- FREEZING!
Did you know that Scots are throwing away around £490 million worth of food and drink each year due to it ‘not being used in time’? Much of this food could have been frozen and used at a later date.
This campaign is all about highlighting how freezing is a very effective way of minimizing food waste while at the same time helping to tackle the stigma and uncertainty around frozen food.
Why is freezing important?
Almost all food can be frozen (with the exception of salad and some veg with a high water content, such as cucumber) and freezing acts as a pause button on food, meaning you can store it for use just when you need it.
Why do we need to spread the word?
There are a lot of myths about freezing and food safety, with prevents people from making full use of their freezer. Did you know that only one in ten respondents is very confident about which food can be frozen and which cannot (FSA 2016)?
How can I get involved?
Head over to the Zero Waste Scotland Website to find out more about the week, how you can get involved and to order your FREE resources.
If you want more information about European Week for Waste Reduction, or want to register an action with the chance of being nominated for an award at a prestigious ceremony: http://www.ewwr.eu/en
Food Standards Scotland: http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/consumers/food-safety/at-home