Posted by Aston Avery

MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt on cutting back on waste and reimaging leftovers

A staggering 98% of people in the UK are concerned about food waste and as we all count the cost on both our pockets and the climate, it’s estimated that the average adult in the UK throws away up to 400kg of food a week.

Items such as bread, salad leaves, bananas and milk top the list of food items that we waste the most of, according to new research. Alongside the environmental impact of increasing food waste, 6 in 10 (63%) of people cite money saving as their biggest food waste worry.

Despite 81% of respondents having been raised to never waste what they eat, almost 4 in 10 (37%) admit forgetting about ingredients they have bought until they go off, while 21% struggle to make use of all the ingredients purchased as part of multi-packs.

The survey, conducted as part of Boursin’s partnership with food waste charity FoodCycle who last year saved 191 tonnes of food from going to waste and helped combat poverty and loneliness in communities in the process, shows that a quarter of households will throw gone-off food away twice a week, with the estimated value being a total of £26.97 per month.

Aston spoke to Mary McGrath, CEO of Foodcycle and MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt.

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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