Tips to cut down on wasted food

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RESIDENTS in Hucknall are being urged to cut down on the amount of waste food that goes in the bin — by making good use of leftovers with the help of handy recipes.

A new study suggests households feel under pressure to use fresh ingredients in their home-cooked meals.

This, according to the findings, results in more food being thrown away and contributes to the 8.3 million tonnes of food wasted in Britain each year.

In a bid to combat this, Notts County Council is encouraging locals to take part in its long-running ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign.

As part of the initiative, it has launched some tasty recipes on its website to make use of leftover food.

Suggestions include sausage risotto, Spanish potato tortilla and lamb salad on potato cakes.

“I’d encourage anyone worried about what to do with leftover food to take a look,” said Coun Richard Butler (Con), lead member for environment and sustainability at the county council.

“Wasting food costs the average family £480 a year and this increases to £680 a year for families with children.”