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