Monday, 24 December 2012

British Love Food Hate Waste Campaign During the Holidays

Waste Clearance London
During the annual Christmas celebration, British household will always end up with exorbitant amount of excess food. We do our shopping, dining and the rest of it goes to the bins. Most of the food we throw can still be eaten to help in our conservation efforts to protect our food sources and improve our financial independence during hard times.

In a recent statistics by Love Food Hate Waste, they estimated that we throw around 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings and 74 million mince pie.

A regular British family spends £169 and 35% of the food that they  prepare are thrown away as garbage.With this amount of waste, Love Food Hate Waste has and Unilever will try to assist 12 families in UK to reduce their waste ans spending during the holiday season. The goal is to reduce waste by 25% and their grocery bill by 15%.

Kathy Cope, a 39-year-old mother of two who lives in Woolton Village, Liverpool, is taking part in the challenge. She says, "Christmas is definitely the most wasteful time of year for us. I overbuy because I want everything to be perfect. It's hard to get portions right and I don't want to appear stingy so I always cook far more than I need to."

Britons also poured 15 millions cups of roast turkey fat in the kitchen sink that could fill an Olympic size swimming pool.

A research conducted by University of Portsmouth showed an additional of £50m a year on household bills to clear sewers of turkey fats as it becomes hard and soapy material.

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