When it comes to Christmas, food plays a huge part in our celebrations whether we love a full roast with all the trimmings or prefer turkey sandwiches on the sofa.
Did you know that around 270,000 tonnes of food will be wasted at Christmas time in the UK? This includes the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings and over 74 million mince pies.
Have yourself a Merry Greener Christmas this year by reducing the amount of food that is wasted in your home through these 4 easy steps.
When it comes to buying your food, you may want to stagger your shops. Buying what you need to cook in advance and buying perishables like fruit, veg and meat closer to the time of when you will need them.
Try and buy your fruit and veg loose if you can, this will help you reduce the amount of single use plastic you bring home. Most supermarkets have a loose section, or alternatively try shopping local and head to your nearest farmers market or farm shop to buy some local and seasonal produce. Use this farm shop finder to see where your local shop is.