Jersey families encouraged to reduce food waste

Jersey States has begun a campaign aimed at reducing food waste.

Senator Freddie Cohen, the Environment Minister claimed wasted food could be costing the average Jersey family "hundreds of pounds a year".

Tips promoted by the campaign include ideas on portion control and storage, and recipes for using up leftovers.

The scheme involves the group Love Food Hate Waste, an arm of the UK government funded company Waste & Resources Action Programme.

Senator Cohen said: "Reducing food waste is a major issue and has serious environmental implications.

"Preventing good food going to waste is not only an important way to reduce our individual carbon footprint, it can also save the average family hundreds of pounds a year."

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