Planning and shopping smarter can help you to reduce the amount of food you waste. This is a really easy and effective thing you can do from your home to help tackle climate change and reduce your carbon footprint.
By reducing the amount of food waste generated in the first place, all the emissions involved in the production, processing, transportation and cooking of food won’t have been created. And it’s estimated by taking this action, you could also save up to £437 each year.
Before you shop
Storing your food
Cooking & Serving
Use Love Food Hate Waste's useful portion planner to help estimate how much food to cook and avoid wasting food
This handy recipe finder from Love Food Hate Waste had lots of inspiration on how to use up your leftovers!
While some food waste is avoidable, some things like peelings and scraps can’t be helped. The best thing to do with unavoidable food waste is recycle it using a food caddy or compost bin.
You can also pop any food scraps suitable for birds and wildlife outside to help Scotland’s nature.
Take action starting now
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.