How to Save Some Dough 1 May 2012
New website will save consumers some dough
A new website, which
will help cash conscious consumers save money from better food planning, was
launched today by Environment Minister Alex Attwood.
The new Love Food Hate Waste, website which gives useful tips on how to reduce the amount of food thrown away by consumers, could save some families up to £680 a year, a very useful saving in the current economic climate
The website is an improved and updated version of the existing website and in addition to the existing content, visitors will benefit from a more interactive experience which will include a range of new recipes, a monthly blog, and a “top tips” section to help save consumers even more money.
Launching the site today, Environment Minister Alex Attwood said: “Simple steps, such as better planning of meals, correct storing of food, and preparing and cooking the right portion sizes, could save a family of four as much as £50 per month – money which could be used to fill up the family car with petrol, or pay their fuel bill.
“Great strides have been made to reduce the amount of food waste Northern Ireland households dispose of, and I hope this new and improved website will help and encourage more and more consumers to reduce their food waste.
“Households here and in Britain threw away nearly seven tonnes of food last year, of which a staggering 4.4 million tonnes was perfectly good food. Northern Ireland stands to benefit greatly from a reduction of food waste going to landfill, and I would urge all consumers to visit the website and see how they can reduce their food waste as well as saving themselves some money.”