Potatoes, then bread and milk, are the UK’s most wasted foods, a new study by the retailer Sainsbury’s shows.
In the case of the spud, it’s estimated that around 733,000 tons are thrown out each year in the UK.
The research has been released by Sainsbury’s to launch its Food Rescue waste campaign. Among other things, the campaign provides recipes and handy tips to help people reduce their food waste.
The tips include:
- Store potatoes in the cupboard rather than the fridge.
- Keep all fruit in the fridge except pineapples and bananas, which are happier in the fruit bowl.
- Keep leftover salad in a bowl and add a sheet of kitchen roll before topping with cling film.