More than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s. Plastic is extremely useful and making items from plastic has become popular as there are different types of plastic that can be made into different shapes, colours and sizes.
Did you know that in the UK, 4.5 million tonnes of food are thrown out each year that is still edible. So understanding the different labels between 'best-before' and 'use-by' dates can help consumers not to waste edible food.
WHY IS FOOD WASTED? Did you know that 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted year and this directly contributes to food shortage, water stress, biodiversity loss and increased greenhouse gas emissions by 6% - 8%.
September 5, celebrating International Day of Charity. Find out information about FareShare, Action Against Hunger, Mind and World Wide Fund for Nature and how you can get involved to help these charity continue doing amazing work in tackling the environment, food waste, world hunger and mental health.
Using these 7 simple top tips to help waste less food in households. 1. Buy only what you need. 2. Pick the wonky fruit and vegetables. 3. Store food wisely. 4. Understand food labelling. 5. Love your leftovers. 6. Put your food to use. 7. Sharing is caring.