FoodMaking food go further Food is a popular way many of us socialise and we spend a good amount of time and money on it. Yet 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses. Half of this is from our homes alone, costing £470 per household per year. You can help stop edible food from ending up in the bin. Tuck into the feast of events, blogs and recipes here and see how easy it is to make the most of your food, and save some money. 3 things you can do today Plan ahead. Take a moment to think about the week ahead - when will you be eating at home? Try and plan a couple of meals ahead, make a list of what you need to buy and only buy what you need. Freeze it. If you cook too much or forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later. Eat your leftovers. If you cook too much or can't finish a meal, pack it for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a doggy bag. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. Home Do something Top tips Recipes Blog Ideas bank Collaborate Blog Hubbub statement on Waste less, Save more It has been reported in the media that Sainsbury’s has decided to broaden the focus of the Waste less, Save more campaign extending it beyond food waste to address the wider concerns of their customers. This will be done under the ‘Live Well for Less’ banner. Hubbub has been partnering with Sainsbury’s for two years exploring new ways to help people reduce food waste. We believe that this is a pressing issue as UK households collectively waste £13bn of food each year, over half of which could be avoided. Hubbub has been proud to partner with Sainsbury’s in the UK’s most in-depth behaviour change study with a single community to test how we can make a difference. The experiment has launched some significant new approaches to reducing food waste including the fast growing Community Fridge Network and the Fab Food education programme. Equally importantly it highlighted less successful approaches such as intensive door-knocking campaigns. The successful elements of the Swadlincote experiment have been expanded to over 30 new communities who have received investment from Sainsbury’s of just under £1 million. Hubbub is working with these communities to assess the impact of their activities and the full results will be available in August. Waste less, Save more has demonstrated once again that household food waste is a complex and entrenched issue with multiple causes. There will be no single magic bullet to resolve this, but every 1% saving nationwide represents £130m of food saved. Hubbub will be using the lessons gathered from Waste less, Save more to inform our ongoing work to drive behaviour change and reduce waste. At the forefront of this will be the Community Fridge Network which will be operating in over 50 communities by the end of the summer.