Posted by Aston Avery

Food Waste Action Week

We’ve all heard the mantra – waste not want not – and in doing so, often heed its advice and pop things in our freezers to be used another day. But how many of us are actually harbouring UFOs?

UFOs, or unidentified frozen objects, are the containers and packets stuffed into the depths of the freezer, left to fend for themselves for months, sometimes years. We’ve no clue what they are, but we keep them just in case.

A new survey by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) has discovered that UFOs are in freezers throughout the UK and over a third of us admit our freezer is a total disaster, and extremely hard to work out the contents. In fact, 19% of people threw away something frozen in the past two weeks because it laid dormant for too long.

The second annual Food Waste Action Week begins today, Monday 7th March, and the Love Food Hate Waste campaign behind the week want people to recognise the link between food waste and climate change. 81% of UK citizens says they’re concerned about climate change, but only 32% see how it’s linked with food waste.

Aston spoke to Helen White, special advisor and household waste expert at WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme).

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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