We all love buy-one-get-one-free sales, but when it comes to food,
they may be doing more harm than good. A new study out of the UK
claims that the average UK household spends £520 ($850) per year on
wasted food. One of the culprits is buying unnecessarily large
quantities of food through supermarket sales. Sales on perishable
foods encourages us to buy more than we can eat before it goes bad, and
because the food was "cheap", we don't feel guilty for throwing it
away. But every wasted apple and banana adds up, especially when
considering the costs of growing and disposing the food. Buying only
what we need can go a long way towards reducing global food waste.
While anaerobic digestion and composting are great options for handling
food waste, prevention is always the best medicine.
Have a great weekend,
Two-for-one deals waste £520 a year - call for a ban on the
supermarket special offers
April 9, 2011