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How you can help smash and grab £1bn from the food bin

Here’s the challenge. Scotland is wasting £1bn a year worth of perfectly good food. It works out ...

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Welcome to the Greener Scotland Recipe finder. Search for new ways to use local, fresh, in season produce and eat more tasty and healthy meals.

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Too Good to Waste 2012 Extras

Extra scenes from Too Good to Waste.

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Too Good to Waste 2012 Video Diaries

Video diaries from Too Good to Waste.

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Too Good to Waste 2012 Programmes

Eight of the nation’s favourite celebrities make some surprising discoveries about their waste and how much it costs them. Watch our double acts go greener together – and see how much some expert advice can save them each year.

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Passing It On Extras

Extra scenes from Passing It On, the second series of Too Good to Waste.

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Passing It On Programmes

In 2013, Too Good to Waste: Passing It On returned to our screens in three parts. During this second series, we revisited Kaye Adams, Fred MacAulay, Shereen Nanjiani, Stephen Purdon, Chick Young, Des McLean and Julie Hannah, to find out if they have changed their ways or if they are still wasters.

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Too Good to Waste

Greener living helps to make Scotland a cleaner, healthier and better place to live. Tackling our wasteful ways is just one area where we can improve – whether it’s keeping the heat in, cutting food waste or curbing fuel costs.

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Food waste links and resources

A few useful resources and links to help you reduce food waste.

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Businesses and food waste

It’s not only Scotland’s households that can reduce their food and drink waste to save money and help the environment; the law now requires most food businesses to separate their food waste too.

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Food waste facts

We all throw more food away than we should. We buy more food than we need, then cook or prepare portions that we can’t finish.

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Composting food waste

Some of the food we throw away is unavoidable - food we can't eat like banana skins, peelings, teabags, bones, or eggshells.

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How to stop wasting food

There are lots of simple things we can do to cut down on wasted food and drink. Take the tour or choose where to start.

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Why reduce food waste?

Did you know that avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household in Scotland around £470 a year?

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Avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household £470 annually. That’s at least £40 a month you could save.

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Types of food

By reducing our food waste, we could enjoy more of the food we buy and save up to £470 a year in the process.

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Farm produce box schemes

Buying produce direct from a farm means tasty, fresh produce. Boxes contain a selection of in season vegetables and sometimes it’s possible to add fruit and fresh eggs to an order.

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Choosing to eat greener

We can all do our bit to help make Scotland a cleaner and greener place to live. And eating greener is a great place to begin.

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