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Love Food Hate Waste

Welcome to our community! We’re here to help you explore simple ways to save food, save money and save our planet.

lots of fresh vegetables laid out at a market stall

Welcome introduction

Discover some simple hacks, tips and guidance to make the most of your food at home. Find out why it’s so crucial that we all do our bit to save our food from the bin - and protect our beautiful planet at the same time too.

Every little thing you do, everyday, makes a huge difference. By working together, it soon adds up if you times each small action by 66 million people living in the UK. And, you’ll save money on your shopping bill too!


of food waste comes from our UK homes

36 million

tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented by saving food from our bins in UK homes

8 meals

could be saved each week if we stopped binning our food at home

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Not sure where to start?

Try a few of these simple things as part of your weekly routine and you’ll quickly see how with just a few small actions you can make a real difference both to your pocket and the planet. Find easy ways to stay in control of your food shop, make it easy to remember what food you have at home and ideas on prompts to ensure all the food you’ve bought is eaten or check out our Love Food Hate Waste top tips - plus much more.

Got a food in mind?

Explore our food guide for plenty of easy ways to reduce your food waste. From tasty recipes for simple meal ideas, easy ways to use up leftovers and how to store your food at home (hint: you'd be surprised how many foods can be frozen!) we've got you covered.
Grated hard cheese in a sealed bag in the freezer

Hack of the month

Save leftover hard cheese by grating it and popping it in in the freezer for another day… or buy already grated to save time! Use it straight from the freezer for cooking – no defrosting required.

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How do I? guides

Remove the stress out of buying, planning, storing and using up food: while saving money, time and our precious planet in the process. Sounds easy on paper, doesn’t it? But we know life is busy.

Our How do I? guides will help you explore how to get the greatest value from the food you buy and make the most of the time you have available to use it all up - and create more quality time to enjoy it too

You’ll find different options to try with easy, time and money-saving ways to tackle food that might end up in the bin - that you can also adapt and tailor to fit into your life at home.

The latest from the Love Food Hate Waste blog

Make your food go further

If you didn’t quite make it through the Sunday roast, or you over-ordered on your favourite takeaway (again), fear not, you can save that delicious food for another day.

By storing, freezing, and reheating your food correctly, you can make it go further.

Checking meat date label