“The first step toward change is awareness.”

(Nathaniel Branden)

Many of us are aware that we waste food but very few of us realise just how much. Food is something which we need to value, so start the conversation and arm yourself with not only the facts but also the solutions. Without understanding what food you waste, it is hard to make the right changes.

A third of all food waste in Ireland happens in our homes. It costs the average household about €700 a year. A large proportion of our wasted food still ends up in landfills where it has significant local environmental impacts. Long before we even buy our food, there are a whole load of other environmental costs associated with getting food into our trolleys.