Tips for avoiding Food Waste

In Ireland there is over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Around 1/3 of this comes from households. Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117 kg of Food Waste. The cost per household is between €400 and €1000 per year.

There are 3 types of food waste thrown out:

  • 60% is Avoidable food waste – Plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg and passed its date perishables
  • 20 % is Potentially Avoidable food waste – things like bread crusts, potato skins
  • 20% is Unavoidable food waste – general rubbish such as banana skins and chicken bones

Please use the link below to find out ways that you can avoid Food waste during this festive period

Stop Food Waste

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Environment Dept,
Maine Street,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
Tel: 066/7162000
Litter 1800/326228
Fax: (066) 7120663
E: environ@kerrycoco.ie

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