Only half of us know that our fridge should be below 5°C.
1/3 of the food that is produced in the world goes to waste. This comes at a high price to: Wildlife. A land area the equivalent size of Wales would need to be cleared to produce the food that is wasted in the UK. Globally this means deforestation and the destruction of whole ecosystems, as animal habitats are destroyed. People. If food waste were a country, it would be the third most polluting country on the planet.
The carbon associated with the food we waste at home is equivalent to taking one in four cars off our roads in the UK. 70% of the food that is wasted in the UK is done so at home. What’s more, reducing the food that ends up in the bin means less packaging too.
If we all make a few small changes (like Chilling the Fridge Out!) together we can make a BIG difference.