Warburtons reveals the secrets of the spud

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We could all be making better use of the energy used to grow our food by making small changes everyday.

Warburton's is here to share a few facts about just how much effort goes into the humble chip.

The farmer plants the seed potato, waters it, fertilises it, harvests the finished crop, sends it to the factory, where it's turned into delicious chips, packaged to keep them in good condition, sent to the shops and frozen.

You then drive or get the bus or train or walk to the shops, transport your chips home, put them in the freezer, cook them (you might cook tot many), put them on your plate, eat some and and then throw the rest into the bin.

According to Warburtons, every single day we throw away around 5.8 million whole potatoes and 300,000 unopened packets of crisps.

These humble spuds and packaging go into landfill and release gases like carbon dioxide and methane when they rot and degrade, which isn't good for the environment.

Here are a few ways you can keep more of your humble spuds, crisps, chips and other potatoes goodness out of the bin.

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