• Only buy the food you know you need, so you don't end up throwing things away.  Perhaps do smaller local shops rather than the weekly shop at the large supermarket.
  • Visit Hale Local Food Market for locally sourced produce
  • Use any leftovers to make further meals or freeze food you know will go off before you can use it.  Eg make tasty soups with tired veg and the chicken carcass or grate stale bread for breadcrumbs, then freeze.
  • Avoid over packaged goods; use your own bags rather than buying plastic carrier bags
  • Read more about the global problem of food waste here
  • Cut down on the junk mail you receive by signing up to the Mailing Preference Service

Reduce waste

Promoting sustainable living within the local community