Reducing food waste at home, made easy 

What does food waste matter? Around a third of all food produced is wasted, and the majority (71%) of edible food waste in the UK happens in the home.  

Many resources such as water, fuel and pesticides go into growing, transporting and storing our food. This adds up to a huge environmental impact for food that’s never eaten. 

And food waste isn’t just damaging to the environment – it's hard on our wallets too. In fact, WRAP estimates that the average UK household could save £60 a month by reducing the amount of food thrown away. 

The Tesco No Time for Waste Challenge  

We've launched the No Time for Waste Challenge in partnership with Tesco to help everyone get on top of food waste.  The Challenge offers simple tipshacks and tools that can help us all  to keep perfectly good food from the bin, save money and do our bit for the environment. 

Through a dedicated website, anyone can take on a ten-day challenge to plan meals perfectlystore food so that it lasts longer, and eat all the food that they buy. Downloadable tip sheets and inspiring videos are available to guide the way. The Challenge was tried and tested with Tesco customer households, who found that it slashed their food waste and saved them time and money.  

The difference made 

In summer 2020 we teamed up with Tesco and 53 households across the country to see how much food households could save. At the heart of our approach was an ambition to make reducing food waste at home easy, practical and fun.  

The results of the No Time for Waste Challenge pilot showed some promising results: 

  • We saw an average decrease in edible food waste of  76%  across the households, between the first and final weigh ins of the six-week campaign. 
  • 62%  of the households said that they have spent less money on food since the start of the campaign. 
  • Of the households that reported money saved during the period, we saw an average reported saving of  £16.50  per week. 

One month on from the end of the pilot, Hubbub surveyed 50 of the households to look at longer term change. 94% of people said that they were wasting less food than before the pilot, and 78% said that they were now spending less on food than before. 

What’s more, the group found the experience enjoyable and informative, and many found that it saved time in their busy lives, improved family time together and reduced stress.  

What's not to like? Try out the Challenge, and see how much you can save.  


Take the Tesco No Time for Waste Challenge 

From weigh ins, to meal planning and quizzes, this simple ten day Challenge will help transform your food waste.