Make the most of your breakfast
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
1M ago
Make the most of your breakfast They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For many of us however, it can also be a stressful part of the morning routine which can sometimes lead to breakfast food waste. In fact, 69% of people surveyed in our research said that breakfast cereal is the top item they end up throwing out. Whether you’re trying to get yourself up and out to work, or you’re herding the whole family to get ready for school in the morning, we understand that you don’t have a lot of time to think about avoiding food waste. So we’re here to help with useful tips to ..read more
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Love your Leftovers – Starting the year as we mean to go on!
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
3M ago
Love your Leftovers – Starting the year as we mean to go on! What if you could do one thing in 2024 to really reduce your food waste? Eating your leftovers could make a huge difference. We know that 58% of people say keeping leftovers but not using them up in time is the main reason for throwing food away. And 43% of people say leftovers are the food they throw out the most. Imagine how much food waste we could prevent if we all acted on our good intentions of saving leftovers and actually eating them! Let’s take action in 2024 to love our leftovers!   Think INGREDIENTS, not leftovers So ..read more
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Best Before – it’s still OK to eat.
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
6M ago
Best Before – it’s still OK to eat. For many of us, checking the Best Before date on a food product will feel like second nature – but do we really understand what it means? In our most recent research, 45% of people surveyed said that food being past the Best Before date is the main reason for food waste. Food labelling can be confusing and misunderstandings about Best Before dates can lead to edible food being thrown out.   Best Before means using your own senses and judgement to decide if a food is OK to eat. Here’s what you need to know: The Best Before date you see on food labellin ..read more
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Versatile Vegetables – How to make the most of your veggies!
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
8M ago
Versatile Vegetables – How to make the most of your veggies! We buy delicious and nutritious vegetables to eat with most meals, yet they often end up going to waste in a lot of Irish households. In fact, according to the 2022 EPA survey, veggies rank as the fourth most commonly thrown out food item in the home. Think back to the last time you bought veggies, did you use them all up? Or did some go to waste? Veggies are so versatile there is always something you can do to use them up, even limp veggies or those passed their Best Before Date. Taking simple steps to Stop Veggie Waste If vegetable ..read more
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Fruit & Salads – know more, waste less!
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
11M ago
Fruit & Salads – know more, waste less! Summer is the season of plenty when it comes to fresh produce and it’s a great time to enjoy eating more fruit and salads than we usually would.  However, some of the fresh fruit and salad we buy can end up going to waste. In fact, fruit and salads are two of the food items wasted most by Irish households. Let’s do something about that, shall we? This summer we’ll be sharing our top tips and advice on buying, storing and freezing fruit and salad – as well as delicious ideas on how to enjoy them too! Top Tips: Know better, waste less Choose well ..read more
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Bread Explained: How to make the most of it and not waste it!
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
1y ago
Bread Explained: How to make the most of it and not waste it!   Did you know – bread is one of the food items wasted most by Irish households? In fact, recent EPA research shows that 41% of people said bread was the food they threw out most often.   If you took part in our Stop Food Waste Day Challenge, maybe you found that bread was the big offender in your food waste bin too!   The good news is there are lots of easy steps everyone can take to stop wasting bread, discover delicious new ways to use it and make savings on your food bill too.   Top Tips: How to stop wasting ..read more
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Will you take the Stop Food Waste Day Challenge?
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
1y ago
Know your food waste and see where you could make savings on your food bill! Save the date! Wednesday the 1st of March is National Stop Food Waste Day and this year we’re asking you ‘Do you know which food you waste the most?‘   The Stop Food Waste Challenge Starting from 1st March, we’re inviting you to record your food waste for one week to identify what types of food you waste most.   To record the food that goes into your food bin, you could: Keep a pen and pad by the food waste bin to take note each time you use it. Keep track of what you waste on your phone using the notes app ..read more
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Stop Food Waste Resolutions
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
1y ago
Stop Food Waste Resolutions The new year is a good time to think about making some positive changes. Have you thought about making some Stop Food Waste Resolutions this year? Reducing our food waste is one of the most effective things we can do for climate action. It can also save time, stress, and – something we all want to save more of these days – money. We’re all feeling the pinch this January so every step we can take to spend less will be welcome for our pockets as well as the planet! Resolutions to Stop Food Waste: Plan your food shop – make a shopping list of what you need and stick t ..read more
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“Plan Your Festive Food” to avoid Food Waste this Christmas
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
1y ago
“Plan Your Festive Food” to avoid Food Waste this Christmas Planning your festive food can help you avoid food waste and reduce stress and hassle while shopping for food and cooking over the Christmas season. By planning during this busy time of year, you can be organised and take the stress out of entertaining at home with family and friends and avoid food waste. Whether you are having a small or large Christmas gathering, you should plan what food and the amount you will need for the number people joining you for Christmas. Investing a little time to plan your Festive Food can: Save you mon ..read more
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“Plan Your Cooking” to avoid Food Waste
Stop Food Waste
by Stop Food Waste
1y ago
“Plan Your Cooking” to avoid Food Waste Planning what you’re going to cook can help you avoid food waste by just cooking the portion numbers and sizes you need, and using food you already have. People who plan what they are going to cook tend to waste less food. The simple acts of cooking with what you have, thinking about portion sizes, measuring ingredients, and batch cooking can have a big impact on how much food we waste. And by investing a little time in planning what you cook you can also: Save money as you are focused on only preparing and serving what is needed Save time in your busy ..read more
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